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Even now, in winter, the broad campus of the University of California at Los Angeles retains the clean, fresh look of spring. Against the dusky green Santa ...
Rafer Johnson, Olympic Hero August 6, 1984
Rafer Johnson had kept the honor secret from his daughter, Jenny,11, and son, Josh, 9, until July 28, the day of the 1984 Olympicopening ceremonies at the Los ...
ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE VALLEY
ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE VALLEY. With Bob Mathias retired, along comes Rafer Johnson, breaking records and ready to take on all comers for the Olympic ...
ALL-TIME BEST ALL-ROUND MAN
Rafer Lewis Johnson, a tall, slightly stooped man with a magnificent torso and oddly thin calves, is the finest all-round athlete in the history of mankind.
YANG OF CHINA IS WORLD'S BEST ATHLETE
A student at UCLA from Formosa, C. K. Yang last Sunday broke Rafer Johnson's old record in the toughest event in all of sport—the decathlon. By Tex Maule.
The Master List
The 50 greatest sports figures of the century from each of the 50 states
THE COBRA AND C. K. YANG
(Bob Mathias was 21 when he retired in 1952 after winning his second Olympic decathlon, and Rafer Johnson was only 25 when he culminated a long and ...
THE ECLIPSE OF MR. K
Down on the field, Rafer Johnson first sped excitedly after his victorious javelin, then abruptly knelt in midfield and said a prayer. When he returned to the ...
The Legacy Of These Games
In the opening ceremony, when Rafer Johnson took the Olympic flame on the long ascent to the lofty cauldron, where it burned for 16 days, he also uplifted the tens of thousands in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum