A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 27, 1984

Covering the Olympic Games can be almost as strenuous as competing in them, a test of bodily endurance and mental agility. For TIME's 20 correspondents, photographers and assistants responsible for this week's eleven pages of stories from Sarajevo, the qualifying tests meant constantly racing against the clock, as do many athletes: but theirs was the deadline clock.

Senior Correspondent William Rademaekers and Reporter Gertraud Lessing mushed after the Alpine skiers, while Eastern Europe Bureau Chief John Moody found himself learning all he could about the new Soviet bobsled. Atlanta Correspondent B.J. Phillips is...

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