XXV OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES
The U.S. men's basketball team was every bit as good as promised. But will such talent ever come together again?
BY JACK McCALLUM
ODE TO JOY
Carl Lewis exulted along with all of the other gold medalists in Barcelona, many of whom upset giants in their events
BY KENNY MOORE
'THE BEST EVER'
By performing so brilliantly for so many years, Carl Lewis has given a fresh definition to the word excellence
BY GARY SMITH
PROVING THEIR METTLE
In Barcelona the Spanish showed the world that their country has come of age, both on and off the field
BY GARY SMITH
CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS
The athletes who won gold were frequently not the favorites, as can be seen in this series of articles on six Olympic sports
MY OLYMPIC FEATS
Our roving correspondent set out to witness every sport at the Barcelona Games, and he has the blisters to prove it
BY RICK REILLY
'I FEEL STRONG'
After making a thrilling comeback in Barcelona, Magic Johnson talked hearteningly of his future with SI's Jack McCallum
DOWN AND OUT
A spate of injuries—not to mention inertia—has doomed the season of baseball's salary champions, the Mets
BY HANK HERSCH
CAN DENNIS GREEN RESCUE THE VIKINGS?
That's No. 1 on this summer's list of tough questions for which answers must be found in NFL training camps
BY PETER KING
FOR THE RECORD
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO
Bar None: After clearing the first two heights in the pole vault, Hungary's Istvàn Bagyula did a disappearing act, but he still finished ahead of Sergei Bubka—supposedly the surest of sure things among individual competitors in Barcelona—who failed to clear any height (page 20).