Sport: A Time for Underdogs

If the first week of the Winter Olympics belonged to favorites, the second —except, of course, for Jean-Claude Killy—belonged to underdogs and sentimentalists.

Nothing tickles a satellite nation more than turning the tables on Mother Russia. And last week at Grenoble, a pro-caliber Russian hockey team that had not lost a game in international competition since 1963 got its comeuppance from a gang of slam-bang Czechs, who spotted the Soviets a 1-0 lead, then struck back to win 5-4 and pull off the biggest upset of the entire winter games. Russia still managed to...