14 All Set for the Games!
The VIII Winter Olympics get under way, and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED previews all the events
16 SPEED SKATING
17 PORTRAIT GALLERY
27 ICE HOCKEY
28 FIGURE SKATING
36 THE PROMOTERS
39 California's Desert Extravaganza
James Murray reports on Palm Spring's rollicking golf tournament and that $50,000 hole-in-one
42 Father Knows Best
Coach Whack Hyder's paternal feelings for his players make Georgia Tech a basketball power
48 Boxing Boredom Is Knocked Cold
Martin Kane describes a superb fight night in Los Angeles, where two champions won by knockouts
56 Norris Whitewashes Norris
The onetime boss of the IBC rehearses the story he will tell the Kefauver Committee
64 Long Drift to Acapulco
Carleton Mitchell finds that this Pacific classic has everything but wind
70 Dressing Room Dazzle
An inside look at the multicolored wardrobe from which a jockey selects his work clothes
74 Poet, Bums and Red Men
Marianne Moore loves the Dodgers, but her early heroes were really tough. By Robert Cantwell
10 Basketball's Week
12 Coming Events
53 Events & Discoveries
61 Motor Sports
68 Tip from the Top
73 Charles Goren
85 19th Hole
88 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 7
Cover: Gennady Voronin
Crack speed skaters like Voronin will help Russia's Olympic powerhouse to dominate the Winter Games at Squaw Valley. For a preview of all the events, turn to page 14.
Photograph by Joern Gerdts
•Sword Dancer, the champion of 1959, moves into 1960 against an improved handicap division. A portrait of the horse and his articulate young trainer, Elliott Burch.
•A report on professional basketball's hot pennant race between Boston and Philadelphia, and the personal duel between giant Wilt Chamberlain and big Bill Russell.
•The shout, "Shark!" can empty a beach these days—and with good reason. In a 10-page report, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED culls fact from fancy and displays the real killers.