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Hey, Russia, It's a Heck of a Party
The L.A. Olympics are here, too. Despite the boycott they got off to a rousing start, thanks to athletes like these rollicking Americans
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 Olympic opening ...
THE ECLIPSE OF MR. K
That's Mr. Kuznetsov, whose world decathlon record was broken last week by a rejuvenated Rafer Johnson.
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 decathlon title.
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 ...
A COURAGEOUS STAND
Seizing the pistol from the assailant's grasp that night was Kennedy's aide Rafer Johnson, the 1960 Olympic decathlon champion. As it had ...
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.