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18 The Winter Olympics

At peace with his father and with himself, Tommy Moe struck gold in the men's downhill
by William Oscar Johnson

For the fourth time, speed skater Dan Jansen failed to win a medal in his specialty
by Alexander Wolff

Chasing a medal, luger Duncan Kennedy careened out of control and crashed
by Leigh Montville

36 A Reminder of What We Can Be
An SI Classic recounts the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey teams stunning victory
by E.M. Swift

50 Heaping Spoonful
Coach Charlie Spoonhour has served up a big winner at St. Louis University
by William F. Reed

54 One Quick Fix
A free-spending new owner has underwritten an overhaul of the Baltimore Orioles
by Tim Kurkjian

58 Hard-bitten Clipper
In his sixth season in Los Angeles, Danny Manning is frustrated by all the losing
by Richard Hoffer

64 End of the Slide?
The New York Rangers may have the goods to end their Stanley Cup drought
by Austin Murphy


8 Letters
12 Faces in the Crowd
14 Scorecard
72 Sports People
78 Inside College Basketball
90 Point After

Cover Photograph by John Biever



Up from the Deep: Adding to the dazzle of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies were dozens of vetters—mythological Nordic underground beings—who popped out of holes in the snow and cavorted like the imps they are. This wide-eyed vetter took in the spectacle along with a TV audience of some two billion (page 18).