A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 13, 1984

Everybody seemed to be catching Olympic fever last week, participants and spectators alike. Veteran journalists, including TIME'S expanded team of 38 correspondents, writers and photographers in Los Angeles, were no exception.

Correspondent Steven Holmes has been reporting on the preparations for the Games for more than a year, including our October 1983 cover story on how the Olympics were being financed. "I confess," says Holmes, "I am a certified Olympic nut. I knew it when I walked into the Coliseum for the opening ceremonies. I was with Hurdler Edwin Moses, whose journey was interrupted every few steps by people wanting to take...

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