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Bob Ryan

In 1948, London Olympics provided different challenges

LONDON — I’m here with John, Chad, Scott, and Shira. Jerry Nason was in London, Helsinki, Melbourne, Rome, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Munich with Jerry Nason.

Yes, the great Jerry Nason covered those seven Olympics by himself for the Boston Globe, for which he was sports editor, and then executive sports editor, from 1942 through 1975. He was available at his Winchester, Mass., manse for a cold beer and advice until his death in 1986.

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