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REFLECTIONS OF OLYMPIC GLORY SEVERAL NEW VOLUMES ABOUT THE GAMES ARE WORTHY OF MEDALS

By Ron Fimrite

Yesterday

THE DREAM TEAM OF 1936 IN THE FIRST OLYMPIC BASKETBALL COMPETITION, THE U.S. WON THE GOLD MEDAL EASILY

By Brad Herzog

Art

IMAGES THAT CAPTIVATE OLYMPIC POSTERS, IF THEY ARE OLD AND RARE, ATTRACT ADMIRERS AND COLLECTORS

By Ashley McGeachy

Focus

MODERN GREEK TRAGEDY ATHENS IS STILL FURIOUS THAT THE IOC DIDN'T SELECT IT FOR THE CENTENNIAL GAMES

By Alexander Wolff

FUTURE OLYMPIANS

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By Mark Mulvoy

The Games

MADE IN THE U.S.A. COLOR THE CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS RED, WHITE AND BLUE--FROM THE SPORTS TO THE ATHLETES TO THE SIX-STORY-HIGH COKE BOTTLE. FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER? THESE GAMES WILL BE BIGGER, HOTTER, MORE COMMERCIAL, A TRIBUTE TO CAPITALISM AS WELL AS TO B

By E.M. Swift

Departments

The U.S.

THE UNITED STATES U.S. ATHLETES ALL HAVE DIFFERENT MISSIONS, BUT THEIR DETERMINATION IS THE SAME

HOME TEAM

By Jack McCallum

The Tortoise and the Hare

Michael Johnson is the world's greatest sprinter—and perhaps its most deliberate man

By Gary Smith

DRIVING DOMINIQUE WHEN YOU'RE 14 AND GIFTED, LIFE CAN WAIT, BUT YOUR SPORT WON'T

By E.M. Swift

ROAD SHOW THE U.S. WOMEN'S TEAM BONDED DURING 14 MONTHS OF GLOBAL BARNSTORMING

By Alexander Wolff

GASP! FOR TOM DOLAN, THE REAL CHALLENGE ISN'T WINNING A GOLD--IT'S TAKING A DEEP BREATH

By Gerry Callahan

KID STUFF AFTER ALGEBRA THE GAMES SHOULD BE A SNAP FOR AMANDA BEARD

By Leigh Montville

FREE WHEELING REBECCA TWIGG HAS NEVER PEDALED WITH THE PACK, AND SHE DOESN'T PLAN TO START NOW

By Kenny Moore

THE LONG HAUL BRUCE BAUMGARTNER IS OUT TO BE THE FIRST FREESTYLER TO WIN A MEDAL IN FOUR OLYMPICS, AND HE MAY NOT STOP THERE

By Jack McCallum

SOLITARY PURSUIT RUTH DAVIDON IS A MED STUDENT AND A PH.D. CANDIDATE, BUT THIS SUMMER ALL SHE WANTS TO BE IS THE WORLD'S BEST SCULLER

By Michael Bamberger

The World

THE WORLD FROM CUBA TO CHINA, A STRONG FOREIGN CONTINGENT IS WELL-ARMED FOR ATLANTA

IT'S FRANZI! THE CAMERA LOVES HER, GERMANY LOVES HER, AND SHE HASN'T EVEN WON A GOLD YET

By Leigh Montville

BLAST FROM THE NORTH DONOVAN BAILEY WAS UNBEATABLE AT THE WORLDS, BUT IN CANADA HE CAN'T OUTRUN THE SHADOW OF BEN JOHNSON

By Michael Farber

OUT OF AFRICA FROM ALGERIA TO ZAMBIA, THEY LIVE TO RUN--AND TO WIN

By Merrell Noden

ON THE MOVE FROM SHANGHAI TO TIANJIN, CHINA'S GREATEST OLYMPIC RESOURCE IS CLEARLY ITS FEMALE ATHLETES

By Alexander Wolff

STEP BY STEP DEVOTION TO HIS CRAFT, AND TO A FRIEND'S MEMORY, HAS KEPT CUBA'S ARIEL HERNANDEZ ON A WINNING TRACK

By S.L. Price

Five Nations

FIVE NATIONS AUSTRALIA, INDIA, INDONESIA, ROMANIA AND RUSSIA HAVE A UNIFYING PASSION--EACH HAS AN OLYMPIC SPORT AT WHICH IT EXCELS

REIGN ON THE WANE SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE SPORT HAS BELONGED TO THE SIKHS AND THE HINDUS, BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD IS CATCHING UP

By Steve Rushin

FIRST IN WAR... ...AS IN PEACE, THE SONS OF OSSETIA FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

By Leigh Montville

THE NEW WAVE SECOND BEST ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH ANYMORE IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER

By S.L. Price

WATCH THE BIRDIE DEEP IN JAVA, THE DREAMS HAVE WINGS

By Steve Rushin

UP, UP AND AWAY LIKE NADIA COMANECI 20 YEARS BEFORE THEM, THE DIVAS OF DEVA DWELL IN THEIR SPORT'S RAREST AIR

By PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNN JOHNSON

Medal Picks

WHO WILL WIN WHAT CENTENNIAL SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES IS CARL LEWIS WASHED UP? WILL THE U.S. CLEAN UP? SI PICKS THE MEDALISTS, ALL 839 OF THEM

By Anita Verschoth

LITTLE DADDY THE 5'3" FATHER OF THE OLYMPICS IS BACK, PEDDLING A TELL-ALL BOOK

By Steve Rushin