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August 05, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 6

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Carl Lewis Cover - Sports Illustrated August 05, 1996

August 05, 1996
The arrogance of certain athletes—to think they should qualify for the Olympics without competition because of their past glories.SCOTT ROSE, OLNEY, ILL.

August 05, 1996
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August 05, 1996 | Roy Blount Jr.

August 05, 1996 | ROY BLOUNT JR.
If The Star-Spangled Banner is running through your mind thisweek, well, fine, but I'll tell you what these Olympics haveplanted firmly in mine: certain passages from the Dogon-Peulh, aseduction...

August 05, 1996 | Gary Smith
<b>The king of all Atlanta buildings, the Georgia World Congress Center is the colossus of Olympic venues, a city beneath a roof that is home to nearly one fifth of the events in these...

August 05, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian

August 05, 1996 | Franz Lidz
Struck by the death of a fellow ump, Eric Gregg is waging a battle of the bulge

August 05, 1996 | Cheryl Rosenberg
Lured by a course for women only, this skeptic got hooked on fly-fishing

August 05, 1996 | John Schulian
News about the Olympic bombing got short shrift on the peacock network

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
18Meters by which Atlanta gold medalist Donovan Bailey would have beaten 1896 Athens winner Thomas Burke in the 100, based on their Olympic-final times.

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
It takes lots of balls to make an Olympics. Do you know which balls go with which sports? (Answers below)

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino is offering limited-edition gaming chips honoring track and field great Jesse Owens.

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Mike GallegoSt. Louis Cardinals veteran second baseman, on his proclivity for diving for ground balls: "That's the difference between a young player and an old player. The young player doesn't...

August 05, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Anyone who's anyone is watching the Olympics, and among the viewers are pro athletes. We polled a cross section of baseball, football and hockey players to see which sport at the Games is their...

August 05, 1996
Here's a bottom view of the Olympic water polo game between Germany (in light blue suits) and Yugoslavia, which won 9-8

August 05, 1996
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August 05, 1996 | S.L. Price

August 05, 1996 | Kenny Moore
Last week's tragedy stirred a 1972 Olympian to realize anew that, for the athletes, the Games must go on

August 05, 1996 | Kenny Moore
Stirring triumphs by Donovan Bailey, Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis helped put the focus back on the athletes in Atlanta

August 05, 1996 | Bill Colson
The explosion that brought death and injury to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park in the early hours of last Saturday morning had gut-wrenching resonance for four members of the SI contingent...

August 05, 1996 | Franz Lidz
Rex Hudler eats bugs and, this year, is feasting on American League pitching

August 05, 1996 | Rick Reilly
Just when it seemed his wondrous story had ended, Carl Lewis added a thrilling final chapter

August 05, 1996 | E.M. Swift

August 05, 1996 | Leigh Montville

August 05, 1996 | Keith Monroe
The death of William Colby proves again that canoeing can be very dangerous

August 05, 1996 | L. Jon Wertheim
Eva Shain spends her nights out at ringside, as a professional fight judge

August 05, 1996 | Peter Gambaccini
Hollywood wins few medals for a slew of forgettable Olympic films

August 05, 1996 | Jane Gottesman
The athletes came when an archaeologist revived Greece's Nemean Games

August 05, 1996 | Merrell Noden
Milt Campbell was dazzling as the Olympic decathlon champion in 1956

August 05, 1996

August 05, 1996 | Alexander Wolff
An Irishman with inside knowledge of drug use in sports is skeptical of Michelle Smith's triumphs

August 05, 1996 | Steve Rushin
The mighty Cubans held off a powerful U.S. team in the prelude to a probable showdown for the gold medal later this week

August 05, 1996 | Michael Farber
A venerable American champ was among those who won on the sand as a new Olympic sport gave fans a good old time

August 05, 1996
Arresting images of bodies in motion surfaced at far-flung venues during the first half of the '96 Games