Distraught by a forthcoming Swedish postage I stamp that will show Sweden's Peter Forsberg slipping the gold-medal-winning goal by him in the 1994 Lillehammer Games, former Canadian Olympic goalie Corey Hirsch has threatened an image-appropriation lawsuit against the Swedish government if it issues the commemorative. "It's not the way I want to be remembered," he says.
Hirsch isn't the only sportsman trying to stuff history back into the bottle. Last week the salty dogs at the San Diego Yacht Club, that hubristic outfit that supervises the America's Cup Defender Selection Series, apparently succeeded in altering history by allowing the equally hubristic Dennis Conner to stay alive in Cup competition despite his last-place finish in the Series' semifinal round. For more on this travesty, which was perpetrated largely to indulge the Cup's corporate sponsors, see E.M. Swift's POINT AFTER on page 72.