Sport: Parade to the Pedestal

Not since Cortes gave Guatemozin a hotfoot in an effort to make him reveal where the Aztecs kept their gold has Mexico been invaded by such a determined band of treasure hunters as the U.S. Olympic team. "The greatest competitive Olympics in history," as U.S. Track Coach Payton Jordan called them, proved to be a showcase for the multifarious talents of an inspired U.S. squad bent on cornering all the gold in Mexico City—and the silver and bronze as well. The medal score told the story: by week's end, with only a handful of...

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