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THE FLYING FINN

March 07, 1988
March 07, 1988

Table of Contents
March 7, 1988

Dodgers
The Winter Olympics
Golf
A Play In Four Acts
Perspective
Point After

THE FLYING FINN

Matti Nykänen streaked down the run and into history

Eddie (The Eagle) Edwards of Great Britain was good for a few laughs, but the real birdman of the Calgary Games was Matti Nykänen of Finland, who became the first Olympian ever to win gold medals in both the 70-and 90-meter ski jump competitions. "When he jumps," said awed U.S. ski jumper Mike Holland, "it seems as if he's going up, not coming down."

This is an article from the March 7, 1988 issue Original Layout

PHOTORICHARD MACKSONPHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERILLUSTRATION