XXV OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES

12
DASH TO GLORY
Gail Devers's win in the 100 highlighted a heavenly week of competition
BY KENNY MOORE

30
WORLD BEATERS
China and the Unified Team were surprising, but the U.S. ruled the pool
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

46
SWIMMERS FOR SALE
Champions from the erstwhile Soviet Union hope to earn capitalist gold
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON AND JEFF LILLEY

50
HOT SHOTS
An evocative portfolio of images from the opening week of competition

64
NO DAY AT THE BEACH
Tennis superstar Jim Courier sampled the life of the average Olympian
BY GARY SMITH

70
AMERICA'S DELIVERANCE
U.S. paddlers earned their first gold medal ever in Whitewater canoeing
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

72
WRONG COUNT
Eric Griffin, U.S. boxing's top hope, fell to a new flawed scoring system
BY WILLIAM NACK

76
AMITY BEATS ENMITY
Women gymnasts of the Unified Team showed friendship is golden
BY E.M. SWIFT

80
SMOOTH SAILING IN TROUBLED WATERS
U.S. yachtsmen hauled in a bounty of medals from a rat-infested sea
BY E.M. SWIFT

87
LONG BALL
That phrase got new meaning as the U.S. and Cuba played baseball
BY STEVE WULF

88
WILD BULL OF LAS RAMBLAS
Charles Barkley has been the talk of the Games, on and off the court
BY JACK McCALLUM

92
FACES OF THE GAMES
The Olympic experience has different meanings for different athletes

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

100
TELEVISION

106
BASEBALL

108
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER

PHOTOPETER READ MILLEROn the Fly: Martin Roberts of Australia wings it during the 200-meter butterfly competition at the Barcelona Olympics. ILLUSTRATION
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)