An assessment of the top Olympic track and field events shows that the competition in L.A. will be very good, but athletes and fans will still wonder how much better it would have been without the boycott
This aquatic creature with an incredible 7'4‚Öù" wingspan is the Albatross—a.k.a. Michael Gross of West Germany—who has set world records in freestyle and butterfly and is the swimmer most likely to soar to a multiple gold medal Performance in Los Angeles
Dashing Buster Crabbe was the perfect hero for the '32 Games, to which Hollywood 'luminaries' flocked. He cracked Japan's dominance of men's swimming, then broke into the movies to become King of the Serials
The times (E.D.T.) given below of the Games telecasts are according to ABC's schedule, but the listing of events for each broadcast is SI's view of what is most likely to be newsworthy during that time slot. The network will determine, as the Olympics in Los Angeles unfold, which events will be put on the air.
Rob de Castella of Australia became the top marathoner—here laurels are bestowed on him as he wins the 1983 world title in Helsinki—by being impervious to injury, unvarying in his training and unswerving in his goals