Table of Contents

December 17, 1956

DOWN A ROAD CALLED LIBERTY...
FREEDOM FOR HUNGARY'S STARS THROUGH SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 14
Andre Laguerre reports from Melbourne how he met Hungarian athletes and coaches, at their request, and was asked what SPORTS ILLUSTRATED could do to help them. The story of the last days of the Games, their action and moving moments

OLYMPIC RESULTS: MELBOURNE'S MEDAL WINNERS 54
A complete report, event by event, on the champions who carried away the gold, silver and bronze

BASKETBALL'S ANIMAL KINGDOM 26
As Rams and Bulldogs, Beavers and Bears go into action, JEREMIAH TAX assesses teams and prospects

SKIERS AWAY!: A PREVIEW OF AN EXCITING SEASON 30
Coast to coast with EZRA BOWEN and MORTEN LUND, plus the latest equipment, and Mont Tremblant IN COLOR

DOWN THE KEYS TO WONDERLAND 64
For fisherman and tourist, a complete guide by REGINALD WELLS to Florida's great fishing grounds, with a foldout map, the top fish and how to get them, and a FOOTLOOSE SPORTSMAN by HORACE SUTTON

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 9
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 22
•SCOREBOARD 46
•TIP FROM THE TOP 53
•THE 19TH HOLE 78
•PAT ON THE BACK 80

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: In the light of the Olympic Games, what sport do you think is the best body developer? 4

•Sporting Look: FRED R. SMITH and Jo AHERN present IN COLOR the latest ski styles: silk shirts and parkas 42

•Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER reports on the meetings of the harassed minor leagues 48

•Motor Sports: KENNETH RUDEEN describes the thrilling duels at Nassau's Race Week 51

•Books: For a sporting Christmas, here are some choice selections from a notable 1956 collection 52

•Pro Football: A report on all the week's games and the confused race in the East by TEX MAULE 63

Acknowledgments on page 63

COVER: ELIZABETH GUEST

Photograph by Toni Frissell

Miss Guest, of Washington, D.C., was photographed at St. Cristoph am Arlberg, Austria, in one of the silk parkas that are setting a new ski fashion. She is one of those really accomplished and well-traveled skiers to whom all the slopes, problems and equipment discussed in the 16 pages of our skiing preview beginning on page 30 are well known, but being a dedicated skier she will read about them with the interest of a snow bunny.

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