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CONTENTS

Jan. 27, 1988
Jan. 27, 1988

Table of Contents
Jan. 27, 1988

Television
Calgary
Alpine Skiing
Olympic Pins
Bobsled
High Tech
Figure Skating
Odd Olympians
Hockey
Inuvik
Luge
New Sports
Nordic Skiing
Freestyle Skiing
Speed Skating
China
Medal Picks
Gold
Curling
Trans-Canada
Point After

CONTENTS

ALPINE SKIING 36

This is an article from the Jan. 27, 1988 issue

LIKE CLOCKWORK
by William Oscar Johnson and Anita Verschoth
The Swiss could come close to a sweep 38

SWISS GOLDEN BOY
by William Oscar Johnson
It's conceivable that Pirmin Zurbriggen will win five golds 46

THE MOUSE MAY ROAR
by Anita Verschoth
Tiny Luxembourg proudly presents Marc Girardelli, the spoiler 50

OLYMPIC POLONAISE
by jack McCallum
The Tlalka twins, natives of Poland, are now skiing for France 58

WILD AND CRAZY GUYS
by Sarah Ballard
For years the Crazy Canucks made the downhill a real thrill 66

BOBSLED 80

SPIES THAT SLIDE
by Anita Verschoth
The East Germans and Swiss are conducting their own cold war 82

ARTISTRY IN MOTION
by Robert Sullivan
A Syracuse sculptor has designed a beautiful—and fast—sled 90

FIGURE SKATING 102

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE
by E.M. Swift
Brian Boitano, the U.S. champion, blends art and athleticism 104

REFLECTIONS OF A QUEEN
by Sarah Ballard
Barbara Ann Scott struck gold for Canada way back in '48 114

A FOCUS ON THE FUTURE
by Brian hanker
The camera catches Debi Thomas as she prepares for Calgary 120

HOCKEY 142

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
by E.M. Swift
The Swedes prosper on their brainy, creative style of play 144

HOLDING THE FORT
by Austin Murphy
Sean Burke will guard the Canadian net against all comers 162

BIG D FOR THE U.S.A.
by Jack Falla
Defenseman Brian Leetch could spell the difference for his team 168

LUGE 186

GOING FEET FIRST
by Jack McCallum
World singles champion Markus Prock is an Olympic underdog 188

ONE LUGE SUCCESS
by Jill Lieber
Will Bonny Warner become the first U.S. luger to win a medal? 192

NORDIC SKIING 204

RIDING THE AIR
by Rick Telander
Austria, long an Alpine power, now has a pair of top jumpers 206

SHOW ON SNOW
by Kenny Moore
A Finnish husband and wife can both be first-place finishers 212

TARGETING THE TOP
by Jill Lieber
Josh Thompson of the U.S. pursues the world's leading biathletes 220

SPEED SKATING 234

YANKS ON THE MOVE
by Shannon Brown lee
A pair of very fast Americans could sprint to gold medals 236

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by Clive Gammon
Leo Visser has a score to settle with a pesky Norwegian rival 246

THE HERO RETURNS
by Kenny Moore
Canada's Gaetan Boucher aims to repeat his Sarajevo triumph 252

FEATURES

PARTY TIME
by William Oscar Johnson
There'll be a hot time in Calgary, the host city for the Games 22

PINING FOR THOSE PINS
by Craig Neff
Collecting Olympic pins can be addictive—and profitable 74

TRICKS OF THE TRADE
by Shannon Brownlee
Just about everything you wanted to know about winter sports 94

LOSERS OF RENOWN
by William Oscar Johnson
Over the years, the Games have brought some odd men out 132

FAR NORTH OF CALGARY
by Leigh Montville
Calgary has the Winter Games. Inuvik, in the Arctic, has winter 174

FUTURE SHOCK
by Philip Garner
Inspired by the Olympics, the author offers some new sports ideas 198

CUT THE MUSTARD
by Demmie Stathoplos
The U.S.'s Jan Bucher and freestyle skiing battle a hotdog image 226

LAND OF ICY SPORTS
by Robert Sullivan
In gelid Manchuria, China is working toward Olympic glory 258

WHO WILL WIN WHAT
After much soul-searching, our experts select the medalists 265

STRIKING THE LODE
by Bruce Newman
There's money, big money, in them thar slopes—and rinks 282

NO STONE UNTURNED
by J.E. Vader
The U.S. teams hope to rock the world in the sport of curling 292

AAAALLLL ABOARD!
by William Oscar Johnson
A 2.887-mile train trip across Canada reveals that vast country 298

DEPARTMENTS

TELEVISION 8
POINT AFTER 320

Associate Art Director: Holly Matteson

Cover photograph by Carl Yarbrough

Maple leaf illustration by Dennis Ortiz-Lopez

PHOTOBRIAN LANKERILLUSTRATION

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