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November 19, 1956

THE XVI OLYMPIAD

The Greek Discobolus on this week's cover, perhaps the most famous sculpture in the world, symbolizes the continuity of human yearning and achievement that links the ancient Greek games with the forthcoming Olympiad in Melbourne. Here in this special preview issue is the whole panorama—from 776 B.C. to Nov. 22, 1956 A.D.
Anderson Photo courtesy Museo Nazionale, Rome

HUJ, HUJ, HAJRA!-A MAGYAR CHEER SALUTES THE ARRIVING OLYMPIANS 22
To a world yearning for quality and excellence, Melbourne presents, in a moving moment, the epitomes

THE GREEK GAMES: TWO GREAT PAINTINGS, WITH TEXT BY LINCOLN BARNETT 32
In a six-page foldout HANS ERNI re-creates Olympia, and SYMEON SHIMIN paints the modern record holders

THE STARS OF ALL NATIONS IN A 16-PAGE GALLERY OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 45 and 77
In one section, the top track and field athletes; in another, everybody from swimmers to weight lifters

THE U.S. HONOR ROLL OF OLYMPIC PARTICIPANTS 69
An alphabetical listing of all the members of the American team who will contest for medals at Melbourne

EXCLUSIVE: ROGER BANNISTER'S FORECAST OF OLYMPIC PERFORMANCES 93
The four-minute miler who wrote The Joy of Running presents the first of three analyses for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED readers

A MODEL HOME FOR THE MODERN HEROES 99
From plumbers to pastry cooks, Melbourne's Olympic Village can cater to the needs of athletes from anywhere

THE OLYMPICS' BEST FRIEND: MR. HELMS AND HIS HAPPY HOBBY 109
JOEL SAYRE tells the story of the Helms Athletic Foundation and the benefits it has brought to athletes the world over

THE PREVIEW AND THE SCOUTING REPORTS 40-90
An introduction by COLES PHINIZY and evaluations by PHINIZY, ROY TERRELL, MARY SNOW and others

THE PROSPECTS SPORT BY SPORT

TRACK AND FIELD 53
SWIMMING 72
WEIGHT LIFTING 85
ROWING 85
BOXING 86
YACHTING 86
SHOOTING 87
BASKETBALL 87
WATER POLO 88
CYCLING 88
SOCCER 88
FIELD HOCKEY 89
FENCING 89
GYMNASTICS 89
WRESTLING 90
CANOEING 90
PENTATHLON 90

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

FOOTBALL'S EIGHTH WEEK: A DAY OF DECISION IN THE SOUTH AND WEST 24-27

HOTBOX 8
COMING EVENTS 14
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 28
SCOREBOARD 100
THE 19TH HOLE 122
PAT ON THE BACK 124
SPORTING LOOK 106
TIP FROM THE TOP 116

Acknowledgments on page 104

PHOTO EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS

FOLLOW THE OLYMPICS IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

NEXT WEEK:

NOV. 26
Last-minute news from Melbourne and a revealing report on the mystery man behind the four-minute milers

DEC. 3
Authoritative coverage on the opening of the Olympiad and first gold-medal contests

DEC. 10
The how and why of all track and field events; many pages of photographs

DEC. 17
SI's seven-man team makes a final report; complete results and pictures of medalists

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)