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January 27, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 4

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Wilt Chamberlain Cover - Sports Illustrated January 27, 1969

January 27, 1969 | Frank Deford

January 27, 1969 | Bob Ottum
Karl Schranz won the Hahnenkamm downhill, took a commanding World Cup lead, and showed all those youngsters that the shade of Jean-Claude Killy is still his only living, breathing rival

January 27, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
George Young's victory in the two-mile event at the Los Angeles Invitational Track Meet served notice that he is ready to make his dream record attempt—a challenge most competitors don't know exists

January 27, 1969
In the way-out world of speed water skiing there are good trips and bad trips. The pair opposite has known both. A fortnight ago, behind a drag boat called "Panic Mouse," a mechanical engineer...

January 27, 1969
The diamond-shaped sign at left notifies golfers in flight from the wintry U.S. that they are nearing their refuge—the Mid-Ocean Club in Tucker's Town, Bermuda, some 700 miles east of the...

January 27, 1969 | Edwin Shrake

January 27, 1969
A Boston Reign over hockey for years to come is forecast by Mark Mulvoy, who finds Bobby Orr & Co. are backed by promising farm teams—and that Montreal is slipping.

January 27, 1969 | William Johnson

January 27, 1969 | Garry Valk
His story The Year of the Great Fan Draft (page 54) notwithstanding, Associate Editor Frank Deford is a football fan. Deford, who also wrote this week's cover story on the Los Angeles Lakers (page...

January 27, 1969
Princess Irene of Greece has just made her American debut as a concert pianist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, playing the Bach Concerto in C Major. Her reviews were excellent, and one trusts...

January 27, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.
It may take a little longer to get there on a comfortable old DC-7 but, for $139, who can resist a weekend at the Super Bowl that includes the beaches and casinos of Grand Bahama and plenty of fun...

January 27, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Jumpier than a minstrel end man, St. John's Coach Lou Carnesecca is the exact opposite of his team, which plays a cool and collected game

January 27, 1969 | Hugh D. Whall
The sedentary skipper shown here is one of a new breed of landbound sailors who steer their boats and trim sheets by remote control as

January 27, 1969 | William Furlong
A professor of medicine at Illinois proposes the intriguing theory that high-risk sport can trigger a unique level of elation in humans

January 27, 1969 | Frank Deford

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January 27, 1969
•Debbie Meyer, 16-year-old winner of three swimming gold medals at the 1968 Olympics, on her future plans: "What I'd like to do is design our swim suits for the '72 Olympics. Ours were so icky...

January 27, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: It was a quiet week. BALTIMORE (33-11) was host to the All-Star Game and kept the Eastern lead, although seeing no action. Led by Hal Greer's 29 points, second-place PHILADELPHIA...

January 27, 1969
4—Tony Triolo10-13—Marvin E. Newman14—Jerry Cooke28, 29—Herb Scharfman30—Vernon J. Biever (3), Herb Scharfman, Walter Iooss Jr., Lynn Pelham-Rapho Guillumette40—UPI, Jay Thomas-Courier Journal...

January 27, 1969
Nancy Holt, an attractive senior at Ward Melville High School, Setauket, N.Y., served 30 straight points in consecutive 15-0 wins as her team took a three-game volleyball match. Her dazzled coach...

January 27, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf

January 27, 1969
SUPERSTORYSirs:What a tremendous coup for Edwin Shrake (A Champagne Party for Joe and Weeb, Dec. 9)! The NFL still had six teams in contention and the AFL had four when his article "describing"...