Sports Illustrated contents page SEPTEMBER 14, 1988 VOLUME 69, NO. 12 SEOUL '88

September 13, 1988

CONTENTS

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ALL OUT FOR GLORY / by Kenny Moore
Seoul promises the rarity of an almost boycott- free Summer Games

12
A TEUTONIC JUGGERNAUT / by Alexander Wolff
By excelling in sports, East Germans can enjoy many privileges

22
A BETTER DEAL THIS TIME? / by Dan Geringer
Carl Lewis hopes to win more gold and shuck his image problems

30
THE HEART OF SEOUL / by William Oscar Johnson
The gleaming host city celebrates the new and honors the old

36
A HERO IN HIS NATIVE LAND / by Ron Fimrite36
Sohn Kee Chung won the marathon in '36 for a country not his own

46
ONE TOUGH ZONE DEFENSE / by Shelley Smith
The games played in Korea' s tense DMZ are not just games

54
BEST EVER? THE BAHAMAS !
A salute, with charts, to some golden countries, big and small

58
ARCHERY
Denise Parker, 14, will win hearts if not medals / by Sarah Boxer

62
BASKETBALL
The U. S. seeks revenge for a galling 1972 loss / by Alexander
Wolff
Oscar Schmidt is Brazil' s American- slayer / by Curry Kirkpatrick

72
BOXING
Paratrooper Anthony Hembrick goes to fistic war / by Ralph Wiley

76
CANOEING
Greg Barton bids for a historic kayaking gold / by Rick Telander

80
CYCLING
Jeannie Longo keeps rubbing rivals the wrong way / by Franz Lidz

85
DIVING
The U. S. and China will engage in aerial combat / by Craig Neff
A meet- by- meet look at Greg Louganis' s dominance of his sport
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EQUESTRIAN
Welcome, horses, to a land of few horses / by Shannon Brownlee

92
FENCING
West German coach Emil Beck turns out the best / by Gary Smith

100
FIELD HOCKEY
Fleet stickhandlers give the Netherlands the edge / by Franz Lidz

102
GYMNASTICS
Soviet Dmitri Bilozerchev is a daredevil who dared / by E. M.
Swift

109
HANDBALL
Eastern Europeans have this sport well in hand / by J. E. Vader

110
JUDO
U. S. star Mike Swain is a made- in- Japan model / by E. M. Swift

116
MODERN PENTATHLON
Hungary and the U. S. S. R. wage a war of nerves / by Richard O'
Brien

120
ROWING
A Finn and his West German foe knock sculls / by Merrell Noden

124
SHOOTING
The Running Boar event heads for extinction / by Franz Lidz

126
SOCCER
Italy' s pro teams covet Roberto Cravero / by Clive Gammon

128
SWIMMING
Contenders from all over will churn Seoul' s waters / by Craig
Neff
The 50- meter freestyle is short, sweet and very fast / by Craig
Neff
The two best individual medleyists will stroke it out / by Craig
Neff
The diminutive Janet Evans stands above the crowd / by Jill Lieber

144
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Hold your breath for a Canada- U. S. duel / by Demmie Stathoplos

148
TABLE TENNIS
Jiang Jialiang is China' s brightest sports star / by Robert
Sullivan

150
TENNIS
Professionals play this time for medals only / by Robert Sullivan

152
TRACK AND FIELD
Three U. S. women defy the Eastern Europeans / by Kenny Moore
Milestones are near and performance limits few / by Craig Neff
Florence Griffith Joyner is difficult to catch / by Kenny Moore
Soviet pole vaulter Sergei Bubka comes up roses / by Gary Smith

172
VOLLEYBALL
U. S. ace Steve Timmons gave up dunks for spikes / by Franz Lidz

174
WATER POLO
Rugged Yugoslavia should repeat its '84 triumph / by Craig Neff

176
WEIGHTLIFTING
Turkey has a big winner in Naim Suleymanoglu / by Craig Neff

178
WRESTLING
The Scherr brothers could share Olympic medals / by Craig Neff

182
YACHTING
The U. S. sails into Pusan with highest of hopes / by John Garrity

185
WHO WILL WIN WHAT
SI' s Anita Verschoth picks the winners of all 730 Olympic medals

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LOOKING FOR THE O- WORD / by Leigh Montville
Despite efforts to limit its use, the word ''Olympic'' is
everywhere

Cover Photograph of U. S. swimmer Matt Biondi by Heinz Kluetmeier