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26 The Super Bowl

Dallas bashed Buffalo in their rematch as miscues made the Bills four-time losers
by Paul Zimmerman
The best performers, best quotes and best moves weren't all found in the Georgia Dome
by Leigh Montville

44 Grand Slammings
Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf smashed all challengers at the Australian Open
by Sally Jenkins

48 Happy Days
Penn State's Lady Lions are No. 1 rated, unbeaten and having a ball in Happy Valley
by Kelly Whiteside

50 Together Forever
A blockbuster trade links NBA rookies Anfernee Hardaway and Chris Webber
by Phil Taylor

56 A Goal in Sight
The expansion Panthers are (surprise!) shooting for a berth in NHL postseason play
by Austin Murphy

Special Winter Olympic Preview

72 Stars and Scars
The scandal in American figure skating has indelibly marred the Lillehammer Games
by E.M. Swift

78 Window on the World
Having triumphed over tragedy, Ukrainian figure skater Oksana Baiul eyes a medal
by E.M. Swift

82 Flight of the Finns
The higher they soar it seems, the harder the brilliant ski jumpers from Finland fall
by Alexander Wolff

90 Time after Time
In athletes anonymous, February is the coolest—and most golden—of months
by Steve Rushin

94 It's All Downhill
What's wrong with the United States' Alpine skiing? Sit down, this may take awhile
by E.M. Swift

133 The Lion in Winter
In a few short years Norway has come roaring back as a power in the Winter Olympics
by William Oscar Johnson


15 Faces in the Crowd
18 Letters
22 Scorecard
104 Winter Olympic People
113 Medal Picks
142 Point After

Cover Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.



The Oldest Olympian: This 4,000-year-old cave drawing from northern Norway served as the model for the pictograms that were used to identify events, and venues at the Lillehammer Winter Games, a preview of which begins on page 72.