Sport: Village Life: An Orwellian Fantasy

In addition to covering events on the slopes and rinks, TIME Staff Writer Philip Taubman explored Innsbruck's Olympic Village, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings, shops and dining facilities that serves as home for some 2,000 participants and coaches at the Winter Games. His report:

On the surface, it is the realization of an Orwellian fantasy, a chilling page out of Nineteen Eighty-Four. To avoid the kind of terrorist attack that killed eleven Israelis in Munich four years ago, the Austrians constructed what they hope is a guerrilla-proof village. To the athletes checking...