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On The Scene

BY DROMEDARY THROUGH THE WILDS OF AUSTRALIA

By C.J. Hadley

Spotlight

TREE CLIMBERS ARE HAPPY OUT ON A LIMB

By Tom Chaffin

Sideline

THE DREAMERS WHO PAY FOR PLAY-BY-PLAY

By Ben Fong-Torres

Chicago-Buffalo

RUNAWAY!

The Bears cut down the previously unbeaten Bills, and may have ignited a rivalry

By Paul Zimmerman

PLENTY OF NOTHING

That's all Orel Hershiser gave up over a record-setting 59 straight shutout innings

By Hank Hersch

Seoul '88

TAKE A BOW!

Give South Korea, kudos for the Summer Games

By William Oscar Johnson

A SPECIAL FIRE

Nowhere did the Olympic flame burn brighter than among the amazing women (and men) of the triumphant Griffith-Joyner-Kersee clan

By Kenny Moore

MAN, NOT SUPERMAN

Ben Johnson's demise revealed a more endearing Carl Lewis

By Kenny Moore

ENDURING EXCELLENCE

Many of the winners were fresh faces, but in their heritage constancy could be found

By Kenny Moore

RETURN OF THE HERO

Greg Louganis got the last laugh, with his fourth Olympic gold

By Craig Neff

RETURN OF THE HEROINE

Janet Evans, winner of three gold medals, came home to an inescapable media crush

By Sarah Ballard

HAMMERED AND SICKLED

The Soviet men taught the U.S. a humbling lesson, then beat Yugoslavia for the gold

By Alexander Wolff

LOOK WHO'S NO. 1

The U.S. women finally rule the international game

By Alexander Wolff

TRAVESTY

The U.S. placed six boxers in the final rounds—then they had to take on the judges

By Pat Putnam

MIGHTY TOUGH COWBOYS

The U.S.'s only golds were won by a twosome from Oklahoma State

By Craig Neff

WEST BESTS EAST

The U.S. men spiked their rivals and drinking buddies, the Soviets, for the gold

By Bruce Anderson

CANADA MAKES A SPLASH

Carolyn Waldo gave her country a gift of long-awaited gold

By Craig Neff

FIGHT TO THE FINISH

Yugoslavia's win in OT ended a dream pursued by the U.S. team since '84

By Craig Neff

HE'S TOP BOW

Rapid-firing Jay Barrs was on target

By Amy Lennard

MOST FOR THE HOST

South Korea savored gold and silver medals

By Anita Verschoth

JOLLY GOOD

Two U.S. women braved disaster to win the gold

By Michel Beaudry

PICTURE PERFECT

Greg Barton won two golds in photo finishes

By Crosbie Cotton

SERVES RETURN

But are tennis and the Olympics a good match?

By Frank Deford

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Yoo Nam Kyu (right) won an all-Korean final

By Steve Wulf

COMMON WEALTH

Great Britain's men and Australia's women shone

By Steve Wulf

SWEET REVENGE

The U.S. defeated Japan, its nemesis in 1984

By Steve Wulf

THROWN FOR A LOSS

The Japanese were humbled by the Soviets and the South Koreans

By E.M. Swift

KING OF THE ROAD

After 4½ grueling hours, Olaf Ludwig's margin of victory was three seconds

By Robert Sullivan

CLOSING CEREMONY

OLYMPIAN CHANGES

Politics and money are dead issues, drugs and new sports aren't

By Frank Deford

NHL 1988-89

Old Story, New LOOK

Though Wayne Gretzky is in L.A., the Oilers will drink from the Stanley Cup again. But how many fans will see it on TV?

By Austin Murphy

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

College Football

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Jaime Diaz

First Person

COLD LOGIC VS. HOT FEAR

Logic won, and the author made a parachute jump

By Charles F. Greiner

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Compiled by Jay Jennings

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

MANDATE FOR BARCELONA

Before 1992, the U.S. must improve in five key sports

By E.M. Swift

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD: AT THE SUMMER GAMES

Edited by Steve Wulf