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FROM THE PAGES OF SI

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FEB. 27, 1984

"A shockingly cocky newcomer to ski-racing stardom, Bill Johnson, 23, swaggered and bragged like a gunslinger before he swept down the Bjelašnica downhill course last Thursday to become the first American to win a gold in that event."

FEB. 21, 1994

"[Tommy] Moe's first win in a big-time ski race was the sublime climax to a saga of love and war between a young man and his father. Tom Sr., 55, a gregarious, craggy-faced builder, was close by young Tommy's side in his first hours of global celebrity in Lillehammer."