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OLYMPICS: The Games: Up in the Air

It is an Olympiad of contradictions. There she stands, poised on the balance beam—a 4-in. strip of spruce, 16½ ft. long, 4 ft. above the padded flooring. The...

Olympics: Cheers,Jeers in Moscow

Despite no-shows, the show must—and does—go on The scene at the Olympic Village suggested nothing unusual, nothing untoward. Athletes lolled in the early...

Olympics: Sprite Fight

Olga. Nadia. Mary Lou. Their first names alone are the way we remember them, the last names seemingly too tedious and weighty for ones so petite. Olga Korbut was...

GYMNASTICS: ROUGH AND TUMBLE

The grande dame v. the showgirl v. the teenybopper. As the experts see it, the women's gymnastics competition in Montreal is a three-way toss-up—with a...

Diving: The New Sport for Wunderkinds

In Mexico, a girl’s 15th birthday—el quince—can be the most important milestone of her young life, a coming-out celebration as special as graduations and...

Boytox.

Botox is now being used by men, some of whom did not even run for President. The number of men in the U.S. who paid to get a series of tiny injections in their...

Is She the Next Nadia?

Catalina Ponor wants to be the next Nadia Comaneci. At the Montreal Olympics in 1976, the 14-year-old Romanian gymnast revolutionized her sport by scoring the...

Queen Of The Bars

It was a vintage Svetlana Khorkina performance, from the midair half-twist to the glittering diamante leotard to the haughty demeanor afterward. When the...

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