The Olympic Games are the principal concern of our Oct. 5 issue. John Underwood assesses U.S. chances, charts all the events (and picks the winners). Gilbert Rogin, just back from New Zealand, discloses some startling new facts about Runner Peter Snell. Other stars are presented in a 15-page photographic portfolio. Finally, Antiquarian Alexander Eliot describes the not always splendid Games of the Greek past.
The World Series preview adds up the factors in the pennant races, weighs them against each other, throws in such intangibles as morale—and then presents a reasoned prediction.