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Sex, booze and the Olympics

Wild merrymaking is as much a part of the games as sport

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Australian Dawn Fraser after splashing her way to victory in the 100-meter freestyle event, pictured on Oct 19, 1964; she became famous for her run-in with the Tokyo police.   © Bettmann/Getty Images

Robert Whiting is a Tokyo-based journalist and author of books including "You Gotta Have Wa," and "Tokyo Underworld." His memoir "Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys . . . and Baseball" was published this year.

The Olympics are a time for international athletic competition. They are also a time for sex and alcohol, wild merrymaking and breaking all the rules.

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