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February 19, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 7

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Peggy Fleming Cover - Sports Illustrated February 19, 1968

February 19, 1968
The Winter Olympics' first week was crash-crash-crash for U.S. Alpine skiers as Jim Barrows (shown spinning toward a shocking fall) and seven other men and women hit the snow. Meanwhile, France's...

February 19, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
Up in the gusty mountains above Grenoble it was believed that stubborn old Avery Brundage, who has this hangup about amateurism, would stand at the finish line of the Alpine events in the Winter...

February 19, 1968 | Bob Ottum

February 19, 1968 | Whitney Tower
While his regular jockey, Willie Shoemaker, watched on TV and rested his broken leg, Damascus was taken along the rail by a substitute rider and lost the Strub Stakes by a head to a long shot

February 19, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Undaunted and thus far underrated, a five-man band of Indians from upstate New York ambushes all enemy forces, while the Brown Berets celebrate the team's victories with funerals and hangings

February 19, 1968 | Tex Maule

February 19, 1968
Minnesota admires its new hockey team, the North Stars, but drives Coach Wren Blair to distraction with its low-key, purist approach to the game. Mark Mulvoy reports.

February 19, 1968
Charles Brewer is a vacation-house architect with a new kind of roof over his head, a roof composed of triangular modules, instead of rafters and sheathing. The isosceles triangles are strong,...

February 19, 1968 | Bil Gilbert

February 19, 1968 | Garry Valk
One of the things we try to do in this magazine—to the distress of a few readers but, we think, to the delight of most—is introduce from time to time charming, slightly out-of-reach personalities...

February 19, 1968 | Charles Goren
Exhibition bridge matches not directly connected with national and international team championships are playing an increasingly important role in the programs of top players. Recently a powerful...

February 19, 1968 | Charles Goren

February 19, 1968 | Mark Mulvoy
The exhilarating success of the Philadelphia Flyers is due in large part to the remarkable play of a talented two-man goaltending partnership

February 19, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
The superlative runner from Kansas was aiming at back-to-back four-minute miles, but an emotional Garden crowd upset the plan

February 19, 1968 | William Johnson
A lifetime of improving profiles has brought a flamboyant Hollywood doctor fame, riches, a saintly portrait and now—quite suddenly—a racing stable that includes a horse known round the world

February 19, 1968
BASKETBALL—ABA: The Eastern Division lead bounced back and forth between PITTSBURGH (38-20) and MINNESOTA (37-22) during the week as both teams struggled to 2-3 records. But by week's end the...

February 19, 1968
Kathryn Theresa Miner, 9, of Penacook, N.H. won her first sled-dog race—the Massachusetts championships—after only a two-week training period. She drove her father's Alaskan malatmute over the...

February 19, 1968
4—Tony Triolo12, 13—upper left, Neil Leifer, John G. Zimmerman (4)14—John G, Zimmerman (3), Neil Leifer16—AFP-Pictorial17, 19—Neil Leifer20—John G. Zimmerman22, 23—Sheedy & Long24, 25—Tony...

February 19, 1968 | Mervin Hyman

February 19, 1968
DEAR TEX:Sirs:My congratulations to Tex Maule for coming up with the perfect answers to the problems of professional football (Dear Pete: Feb. 5). He hit the nail squarely on the head when he...

February 19, 1968

February 19, 1968
•Walter (Babe) Pratt, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and star of the '40s, watching a timid forward in a game between Vancouver and Phoenix: "How would you like to have a heart transplant—and...