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26 The Big Red Surge
As Cincinnati spurted and Philadelphia stumbled, the National League became a real tangle in its final week

30 Failure of a Winning Formula
The U.S. had a plan for defending the Davis Cup, but the Australian team refused to follow it

32 Buffalo Stands for the Bills
It was standing room only at War Memorial Stadium as the Bills took on and beat the champion Chargers

XVIII Olympiad

34 THE TOKYO OLYMPICS: Ideals and athletes will both be in conflict in the Orient's first Olympics

42 FROM FARAWAY PLACES: A portrait gallery of the men and women from other lands who are likely to win

57 THE FASTEST IS FASTER: New Zealand's Peter Snell is so good now he could achieve a remarkable double in Tokyo

64 THE OLYMPIC FAVORITES: Charts predicting the finish in every event and the medal totals for each nation

104 MANSLAUGHTER AT OLYMPIA: Born of a fixed race, Greece's competition had its ungodlike moments

100 A Jug Winner on Three Legs
Gimpy all year, Vicar Hanover vindicated his breeding and Billy Houghton's patient care at Delaware

The departments

17 Scorecard
70 People
73 College Football
81 Fishing
91 Motor Sports
97 Pro Football
100 Harness Racing
127 Baseball's Week
128 For the Record
130 19th Hole

Cover photographs by Neil Leifer and Jay Maisel

Acknowledgments on page 128















Next week

Powerful Dick Butkus is the best of a superb corps of linebackers playing college football this fall. Dan Jenkins reports on the Illinois center and the big race in the Big Ten.

Down to the wire goes the National League pennant race in the tightest last-week situation baseball has seen in nearly 25 years. William Leggett reports on the final frenzy.

On Montana's plains, hunting pronghorn antelope is a memorable if exhausting experience, but the chance of bagging one of these highly prized big-game animals is very good.