Olympics: Voices from the Village

"This is just how I've always dreamed it would be" Amid traffic so tolerable that it actually seems lighter than usual, in air so passable that smog is on sale by the bottle, under security so congenial that immediate fears have eased, with tickets so plentiful that face value has made a comeback, the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles have at least begun brilliantly.

The secret lamplighter of Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee President Peter Ueberroth turned out to be two: Gina Hemphill, granddaughter of Jesse Owens, and Rafer Johnson, 1960...

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