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Completing an unprecedented Olympic double, Alberto Juantorena of Cuba beats Fred Newhouse in the 400 at Montreal. He also won the 800.


Almost as soon as the Games began, Nadia Comaneci got the first perfect score of 10 in Olympic gymnastics. From then on, other athletes seemed intent on matching her. In swimming, the U.S. men came close, taking 12 of 13 events, as did East Germany's women, who won 11 of 13. All told, the little GDR took 90 medals, only four fewer than the U.S. And it briefly appeared that the American boxers, astutely coached by Pat Nappi and Tom Johnson, might clobber everyone. They won five firsts.

U.S. boxers like Sugar Ray Leonard had a corner on coaching.

Bruce Jenner vaulted to a world record in the decathlon.

John Naber swam to four U.S. golds.

America's Mary Tauskey, Bruce Davidson, John Plumb, Edmund Coffin didn't horse around.

Romania's Comaneci was right on the beam, where she won one of her three gold medals.

East Germany's soccer team got a real big kick out of winning.

Finn Lasse Viren won 5,000 and 10,000, was fifth in marathon.

Soling, Soling, over the not-so-bounding waters of Lake Ontario.

A downpour caused high-jump favorite Dwight Stones' downfall.

The U.S.S.R.'s Nelli Kim won the two golds that comaneci did not.

They bowed to no one: U.S. champs Luann Ryon and Darrell Pace.

Hugging 400 hurdlers Edwin Moses (943) and Mike Shine were 1-2.

Newhouse, Benny Brown, Maxie Parks, Herman Frazier (gripping top of baton) all had a hand in the 4x400 win.

Ellen Streidt joyously welcomes Christina Brehmer as the 4x400 provided one of the East German women's 25 golds.

U.S. women exult in their only swim win: the freestyle relay.

Soaring back from the 72 debacle, America dominated basketball.

The U.S.S.R.'s supposedly superannuated, 345-pound superheavy Vasily Alexeyev, 34, lifted a total of 970 pounds to successfully defend his Olympic title.


Innsbruck's Olympics were short on pomp and fancy facilities, but long on breathtaking venues and competition. No moment better exemplified the spirit of these Games than the downhill run of Austrian skier Franz Klammer. Trailing by .19 of a second halfway down the slope, he held his racing tuck through a treacherous jump-dip called the Compression, then almost fell as he careened through a savage turn named Johannesweg. Miraculously, he stayed upright to win the gold medal.

Bill Koch notched a surprising silver for the U.S. in the 30 km.

Klammer caused a clamor—and took the men's downhill—with a fearless 1:45.73 clocking on his triumphant run.

U.S. Speed Skater Sheila Young won a medal of each metal.

For Rosi Mittermaier there were two skiing golds and roses.

The biathlon, in which the soviet union swept both the individual and relay gold medals, was an event unsuited for hotshots.

The $5¼ million bobsled-luge run, the only major new facility at Innsbruck, had a refrigerated track and a dazzling view of the Alps.

Demure Dorothy Hamill cut such a pleasing figure on the ice that she won a gold medal and her hairstyle became all the rage.