A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 7, 1972

BOTH for the athletes involved and the armchair sportsmen cheering them on, this month's Olympics promise to be a spectacle of truly Olympian proportions. With a field of over 10,000 competitors vying for 364 gold medals, the task of the spectator will be almost as demanding as that of participant, and to help the former, a special Olympics supplement accompanies TIME this week. The product of weeks of reporting and research, the supplement is a preview of whom to watch and what to expect when the Games get under way in Munich. It was...