Sport: The High and Mighty

The Olympics got a jolt when three U.S. skiers came flying home

If there was anyone in Sarajevo who did not know beforehand that Bill Johnson of the U.S. was the best downhiller Mount Bjelašnica ever saw, it was not because Johnson had failed to spread the word. He said it repeatedly during the long week of delays and training runs before the race, and he said it afterward. Is not consistency the mark of a great athlete? "Top three? I think I'll finish in the top one," he confided amiably. Outrageous, muttered the sport's...

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