As Sempé Sees The Olympic Scene

Feb. 12, 1968
Feb. 12, 1968

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Feb. 12, 1968

Tennis Goes Mod
  • The new pro tour was up to date in Kansas City last week as John Newcombe dressed in yellow and go-go girls danced on court. Sure, the game still had its problems, but none of them was old age

New Quarry
Bobby Hull
Game Of Hope
Motor Sports
Old Lion
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

As Sempé Sees The Olympic Scene

On a clear day one can see Grenoble from Chamrousse. But a clearer—or, at least, sharper—view of this weekend's Olympic Alpine scene comes on these six pages from the incisive pen of the French cartoonist, Jean-Jacques Sempé. Having tried the runs himself, Sempé sees the racers immersed in February fog, feigning nonchalance. Soon they will tumble and soar down the roller coaster, through spectators and over bumps in pursuit of medals at the bottom.

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The slalom is a wriggly line of poles down an icy hillside; some skiers will finish crying, some laughing and some will never finish at all.