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Jan. 30, 1956
Jan. 30, 1956

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Jan. 30, 1956

Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Floyd Patterson
Wicket Men

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An SI Special

This is an article from the Jan. 30, 1956 issue

26 A PREVIEW OFTHE WINTER OLYMPICS
The first great competitions of the Olympic year begin this week at Cortina inItaly. EZRA BOWEN and GEORGE WELLER describe the scene, the conditions and thecompetitors, and SI's photographers join forces to present an eight-pagegallery of the prospective stars IN COLOR

18 MEET THE NEXTHEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Unless all the signs and portents in boxing's future books are wrong, theheavyweight most likely to succeed to Rocky Marciano's crown and belt is a21-year-old Negro boy from Brooklyn named Floyd Patterson. PAUL O'NEIL bringshim on stage for an introduction.

22 THE WICKET MENOF HOLLYWOOD
Croquet is their game, and the way they go about it has nothing to do withchild's play. A report by JAMES MURRAY, with photographs IN COLOR of DarrylZanuck and other rover boys

43 THE EMBATTLEDWORLD OF AVERY BRUNDAGE
For a quarter of a century this Chicago millionaire has dominated the amateurand Olympic scene. He has been called a lot of names and has never answeredback. Now he describes some of his battles—and some of his hopes—to ROBERTCREAMER. First of two parts

44 SANTA ANITA: ADAY AT THE RACES
From dawn to dusk the great California track presents an ever-changing andever-fascinating panorama. In six pages of distinguished photographs MARKKAUFFMAN presents a record of its moods

THEDEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
13 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
60 COMING EVENTS
61 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

6 Hotbox: JIMMYJEMAIL asks: Have sports influenced fashions?

51 Snow Patrol:MORT LUND compiles the latest reports from the ski slopes

51 Ski Tip: SEPPRUSCHP, head of Stowe's famed facilities, gives pointers on skiing thebumps

55 Tip from theTop: RAY GAFFORD tells of the value of an old standby, the chip and run

COVER: HAYESJENKINS AND TENLEY ALBRIGHT

Photograph byRichard Meek

The two mostlikely winners at the Winter Olympics are both figure skaters and bothAmericans. Hayes Jenkins and Tenley Albright have already become worldchampions by beating the same field they will face in the Olympics. However, asthe PREVIEW on pages 26 to 40 points out, for the rest of the 1,200 contestantsthe chance for medals is not always so clear-cut.

Acknowledgmentson page 62

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE WINTER OLYMPICS: FIRST REPORT AND PICTURES
In Cortina this week SI reporters and photographers go into action along withthe competitors; their mission is to bring readers the news behind the newsalong with great photographs off the events

AVERY BRUNDAGE TALKS ABOUT THE GREEKS—ANDRUSSIANS
In the second part off Robert Creamer's interview, the president off theInternational Olympic Committee discusses the original Olympic ideal,re-creation off the Games, and the "amateurs" off Russia

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