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32 Memories

From Bode's gold to a Dutch coach's gaffe to the Norwegians' pants, SI writers recall their favorite moments of the Games

34 Hockey

Sidney Crosby saved the Olympic fortnight for Canada with the shot that buried the U.S.

BY MICHAEL FARBER

38 Figure Skating

Kim Yu-na delivered a perfect performance to win gold—and meet South Korea's expectations

BY E.M. SWIFT

40 Bobsled

Led by Steven Holcomb, Team Night Train won the U.S.'s first men's bobsled gold in 62 years

BY DAVID EPSTEIN

43 Nordic

Johnny Spillane and the U.S. Nordic combined team won a surprising four medals

BY PHIL TAYLOR

44 Aerials

No longer out of control, Jeret Peterson nailed the dangerous Hurricane to nab a silver medal

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

46 Canada

With a late surge, Canada's athletes redeemed an Olympics that seemed headed for disaster

BY S.L. PRICE

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Reggie Miller and the theater of hoops

20 Just My Type

Julia Mancuso on Vonn, silver medals

by Dan Patrick

25 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

• College Basketball

UConn on the bubble

• The NBA

Struggling Spurs

• NASCAR

Surging Kevin Harvick

72 The Vault

Ali-Frazier I, 1971

76 Point After

The healing Games

by Selena Roberts

Features

48 | BASEBALL

Mr. Met

David Wright emerges from a season in hell

By Lee Jenkins

52 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Top Seniors

Texas's Damion James, 'Nova's Scottie Reynolds

By Kelli Anderson

58 | PRO FOOTBALL

Combine

It's a golden age for defensive tackles

By Peter King

62 | SOCCER

Vanished

The mystery of '50 World Cup hero Joe Gaetjens

By Alexander Wolff

ON THE COVER Canada's Olympic hockey hero, Sidney Crosby, photographed by Damian Strohmeyer Inset: Todd Rosenberg

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CARL YARBROUGH (DEMONG)

Crossing the finish line in the large hill/10 km event last Thursday, Bill Demong became the first U.S. gold medalist in Nordic combined.

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CARL YARBROUGH (MILLER)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER (CROSBY)

TWO PHOTOS

SIMON BRUTY (KIM, SPILLANE)

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NANCIE BATTAGLIA (HOLCOMB)

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AL TIELEMANS (PETERSON)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO (CANADA FAN)