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August 20, 1984 Table Of Contents

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Hot Stove

JOHNSON IN THE CLUTCH: DON'T CALL HIM MAGIC, JUST CALL HIM UNRELIABLE

By Alexander Wolff

Booktalk

A LEGEND OF JAPANESE BASEBALL HAS WRITTEN A SPLENDID AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By Jeremiah Tax

Replay

TIME WAS WHEN A BASEBALL LENSMAN WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF THE ACTION

By Jim Schottelkotte

Olympic Scorecard

Olympic SCORECARD

By Frank Deford

The Olympics

Triumph and Tragedy in Los Angeles

Epitomizing victory was Carl Lewis with four gold medals. In stark contrast was Mary Decker

By Kenny Moore

Mining A Rich Vein Of Gold...And Rancor

The home team won nine Olympic titles, but even it yelped about being jobbed by judges and squabbled within its own ranks

By Pat Putnam

Oh, What Men! Ah, What Women!

U.S. basketballers of both sexes were so strong their sport became the Official Ennui of the '84 Games

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Bold Strokes On A Big Canvas

ABC's 180 hours of Olympic coverage added up to superb entertainment

By William Taaffe

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Supergreg!

As usual, Greg Louganis of the U.S. was on a flight path all his own in the men's diving, but the women were full of surprises

By Craig Neff

A Gold Medal For Showing Mettle

The U.S. men's volleyball team was blown out by Brazil early on, but when it counted it was no contest

By Ron Fimrite

Not At All Pretty, But Almost Perfect

With many of the world's finest wrestlers absent, the rough and tough U.S. had the right stuff

By Bob Ottum

The Legacy Of These Games

In the opening ceremony, when Rafer Johnson took the Olympic flame on the long ascent to the lofty cauldron, where it burned for 16 days, he also uplifted the tens of thousands in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum

By Robert Sullivan

Medal Winners

Olympic Medal Winners

First Person

PADDLING DOWN AN ANCIENT RIVER, A YOUNG CANOEIST FINDS TRANQUILLITY

By Chris Burritt

Extra Points

EXTRA POINTS

By Jill Lieber

Inside Pitch

INSIDE PITCH

By Henry Hecht

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 6-12

Compiled by Herm Weiskopf

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Robert L. Miller

CREDITS

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