Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games


              This Oct. 21, 1964, file photo shows the finish scene of men's 4 x100 meter relay finals at the National Stadium in Tokyo. From left are B. Savchuk, of Soviet Union, Bob Hayes, of U.S., winner, M. Dudzuak, of Poland, second, H. Herrerfa Fucil, of Venezuela, D.O. Johnson, of Jamaica, P. Gionnattasio, of Italy, J. Delecour, of France, third, and L. Davies of Britain. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai carries the Olympic Torch during the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The famous 1964 Tokyo Olympics highlighted Japan’s resiliency. It was a prospering country that was showing off bullet trains, transistor radios, and a restored reputation just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II. Now Japan and Tokyo are on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, five interlocking Olympic rings are thrown high in the sky by jet planes drift over the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the 1964 Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo. The famous 1964 Tokyo Olympics highlighted Japan’s resiliency. It was a prospering country that was showing off bullet trains, transistor radios, and a restored reputation just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II. Now Japan and Tokyo are on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964 file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The famous 1964 Tokyo Olympics highlighted Japan’s resiliency. It was a prospering country that was showing off bullet trains, transistor radios, and a restored reputation just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II. Now Japan and Tokyo are on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, vapor trails from Japanese Self-Defense Force jets from the Olympic emblem of five rings above the National Stadium in Tokyo for the official opening of the XVIII Olympiad, first even held in Asia. The famous 1964 Tokyo Olympics highlighted Japan’s resiliency. It was a prospering country that was showing off bullet trains, transistor radios, and a restored reputation just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II. Now Japan and Tokyo are on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, balloons fly over Olympians and spectators during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo. The famous 1964 Tokyo Olympics highlighted Japan’s resiliency. It was a prospering country that was showing off bullet trains, transistor radios, and a restored reputation just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II. Now Japan and Tokyo are on display again, attempting to stage the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic. (AP Photo, File)