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Olympics showcase for character of all kinds

There’s a wonderful quote by the late great basketball coach John Wooden to the effect that sport doesn’t build character, it reveals it.

While the actual worth of hosting the recently ended Olympics can be debated — there’s a long list of Olympic venues built in the recent past that are ...

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  • Police record-keeping system must be fixed

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