Triumph and Tragedy in Los Angeles
Epitomizing victory was Carl Lewis with four gold medals. In stark contrast was Mary Decker
Mining A Rich Vein Of Gold...And Rancor
The home team won nine Olympic titles, but even it yelped about being jobbed by judges and squabbled within its own ranks
Oh, What Men! Ah, What Women!
U.S. basketballers of both sexes were so strong their sport became the Official Ennui of the '84 Games
Bold Strokes On A Big Canvas
ABC's 180 hours of Olympic coverage added up to superb entertainment
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Supergreg!
As usual, Greg Louganis of the U.S. was on a flight path all his own in the men's diving, but the women were full of surprises
A Gold Medal For Showing Mettle
The U.S. men's volleyball team was blown out by Brazil early on, but when it counted it was no contest
Not At All Pretty, But Almost Perfect
With many of the world's finest wrestlers absent, the rough and tough U.S. had the right stuff
The Legacy Of These Games
In the opening ceremony, when Rafer Johnson took the Olympic flame on the long ascent to the lofty cauldron, where it burned for 16 days, he also uplifted the tens of thousands in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum