The Olympic Crisis

In Colorado Springs, the U.S. athletic community reluctantly lined up to pass up the Summer Games in Moscow 18
by Ron Fimrite

In Portland, Ore., a track meet featuring a Soviet team was the backdrop to a growing movement for a "Renegade Games" 22
by Kenny Moore

In Moscow, a U.S. boxing team was treated royally—until its members climbed into the Lenin Sports Palace ring 24
by Felix Rosenthal

The Bullets May Be Spent 26
Old age and injuries have slowed up Washington, which may miss the NBA playoffs for the first time in 12 years
by Bruce Newman

A Lift Out of Life 34
He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, and U.S. ski jumper Jim Denney just might come down to an Olympic medal
by E.M. Swift

Taking It Easy

In the British Virgins, where the living is breezy, lovely ladies turn out in the latest swimwear 40
by Jule Campbell and John G. Zimmerman

From the highest mountain peak down to the ocean floor, the Virgins are a very amiable archipelago 52
by Robert F. Jones

Zounds! No Hounds! 66
Beagles and bassets may bay their ears off, but no good ol' country dog is going to be best-in-show at Westminster
by E. M. Swift

The Departments
Scorecard 13
College Basketball 60
For the Record 83
19th Hole 84

Credits on page 83

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

Next Week

The Olympic stage is set, decorated lightly with snow and heavily with political perturbation, as Lake Placid welcomes athletes from 38 nations to the Winter Games. In words and pictures our preview issue indicates who and what to watch for in the major sports and the best bets for medals in every event, and William Oscar Johnson chronicles the glories and perils of that Olympic centerpiece, the downhill.

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