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July 22, 1992

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Cover - Sports Illustrated July 22, 1992

July 22, 1992 | Leigh Montville

July 22, 1992 | Leigh Montville
The four women who figure to make up the U.S. 's medley relay team are dissimilar in many ways, but they form a potent unit

July 22, 1992 | Gary Smith

July 22, 1992 | Jack McCallum

July 22, 1992 | Jack McCallum
The high-flying Americans are also scoring big in the marketing game

July 22, 1992 | Jill Lieber
A gold medal winner on U.S. teams in '84 and '88, Teresa Edwards hopes to bring home yet another Olympic title

July 22, 1992 | Gary Smith
<b><i>Having fled oppression in Bulgaria, Naim Suleymanoglu now strains under the adoration of the entire Turkish people.</i></b>

July 22, 1992 | William Nack
Eric Griffin is intent on not having his gold medal dream shattered in '92, as it was in '88

July 22, 1992 | Steve Wulf
Ron Fraser's final coaching mission is to take Team USA to the gold medal

July 22, 1992 | Alexander Wolff
Squirrels, bears and rival kayakers are all wary of Mike Herbert

July 22, 1992 | William Nack
Joel Despaigne's ferocious spikes have helped make Cuba a smashing success

July 22, 1992 | Alexander Wolff
Olympians find that speed skating backgrounds often convert into pedal power

July 22, 1992 | Hank Hersch
For Italy's Abbagnale brothers, winning a third straight Olympic gold in pair with coxswain is a serious business

July 22, 1992 | Douglas S. Looney
Sam Jones will put her battered body on the line for a third—and final—Olympics

July 22, 1992 | Curry Kirkpatrick

July 22, 1992 | Gary Smith

July 22, 1992 | Steve Wulf
Bob Costas, the anchorman for NBC's Olympic television coverage, is, as always, voluminously prepared

July 22, 1992 | Anita Verschoth

July 22, 1992 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Olympic purists should know by now there's no stopping the marketing bandwagon

July 22, 1992 | Alexander Wolff

July 22, 1992 | Jack McCallum
When Michael Jordan and Sergei Bubka, two Olympic biggies, got together, international goodwill reached new heights

July 22, 1992 | Richard Hoffer

July 22, 1992 | Mark Mulvoy
Of all the SI staffers who worked on this Olympic Preview Issue, none has a more personal interest in the Barcelona Games than editorial operations coordinator Maris Hearn. That's because she has...

July 22, 1992 | Gary Smith
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July 22, 1992 | E.M. Swift

July 22, 1992 | Merrell Noden
The Olympic decathlon will be contested on Aug. 5 and 6, but the key moment in the event may have come on June 27, when Dan O'Brien no-heighted in the pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Trials and...

July 22, 1992 | Austin Murphy
The news out of Germany is that Jörg Hoffmann, the world champion in the 1,500-meter freestyle, was dreadful in the country's Olympic swim trials, dog-paddling his way to a 15:15.93 clocking—25.57...

July 22, 1992 | Kenny Moore
The friendship of Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Heike Drechsler was forged in and by their own titanic struggles. "They are the Ali and Frazier of the women's long jump," says Bobby Kersee, who is...

July 22, 1992 | Steve Wulf
Does Team USA have a chance against Cuba in baseball? Does any team have a chance?

July 22, 1992 | Steve Wulf
It shapes up as a classic confrontation: water polo's best offensive player, Spain's Manuel Estiarte, going one-on-one with the best goalie, Craig Wilson of the U.S. Sure, it's a team sport, but...

July 22, 1992 | Merrell Noden
The showdown in the women's 10,000 meters between Liz McColgan of Great Britain and Elana Meyer of South Africa should be a barnburner. McColgan came away from the first women's Olympic 10,000, in...

July 22, 1992 | William Oscar Johnson
Except for their shared weight class—149.5 pounds—they are diametrically different fellows. Arsen Fadzaev, a 30-year-old Russian, is a six-time world champion and 1988 Olympic gold medalist who...

July 22, 1992 | Kenny Moore

July 22, 1992 | Kenny Moore
Neither of their countries has won Olympic gold in track and field, but world shot put champs Werner Günthör of Switzerland and Huang Zhihong of China following story) could break the drought

July 22, 1992 | Franz Lidz
Huang Zhihong speaks spontaneously, like somebody just out of solitary confinement. She sings spontaneously, too. Huang, the women's world champion in the shot put, did some extemporaneous...

July 22, 1992 | Kenny Moore