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The Winter Olympics

America rejoiced in the U.S. hockey team, which shocked the favored Soviets and then beat Finland to win the gold medal 16
by E. M. Swift

Eric Heiden won three more to make it five—count 'em—gold medals, but sister Beth shed tears 21
by E. M. Swift

Quiet reigned on the Alpine runs as Ingemar Stenmark, the silent Swede, and taciturn Hanni Wenzel skied spectacularly 23
by William Oscar Johnson

Linda Fratianne was fabulous, but East Germany's Anett Pötzsch came out on top in a figure skating showdown 26
by Bob Ottum

The Game Is on the Level 30
Who's No. 1? DePaul right now, but in the NCAAs anyone could be, so evenly is the talent distributed
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Whither Opening Day, 1980? 56
A baseball strike is brewing, and once again Marvin Miller, the head of the players' union, is at storm center
by Ron Fimrite

The Departments

Scorecard 11
College Basketball 38
Track & Field 48
Boating 52
For the Record 73
19th Hole 74

Credits on page 73

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

The big guns in the Big Ten go at it as Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue fire away to determine which will be crowned king of this very regal conference and, perforce, a team to be reckoned with in the NCAA tournament. Curry Kirkpatrick is on hand.

The Spectre of the recently retired champion Muhammad Ali haunts a so-so heavyweight division, but don't despair. Hope is nigh in the many fresh new faces which William Nack limns after a tour of several rings and gyms around the country.