WATCH FOR THEM AT SQUAW VALLEY
Leading the Russian drive for victory in the Winter Olympics is the Soviet speed skating wizard Evgeny Grishin (right). On the following pages is a gallery of stars from other nations who will challenge in other specialties. Some are sure medal winners, others may fall in the heat of the Olympic competition. All are able, pleasant people.
ANDERL MOLTERER, KARL SCHRANZ, HIAS LEITNER, EGON ZIMMERMANN
This handsome foursome will represent the nation which has dominated Alpine skiing over the last 10 years. Any of them could take first place in slalom, giant slalom or downhill. Schranz was the world's best last year.
Among the best half dozen in the sport, Haakon uses blowtorch to spread wax that coats his skis.
Third-ranked internationally, Roger is always at his best on the steepest terrain in downhill racing.
World champion in 1,500-meter race, Toivo might win at the shorter 500-meter distance as well.
Gold-medal winner in the 1956 50-kilometer race, Sixten rates as the Games' fastest long-distance man.