Olympics: The Memory Count

"So many memories," mused Freddie Powell, the Jamaican bobsledder, "so many friends." As the Olympic Village was emptying and students at the University of Calgary were retaking their campus (and planning a "Tear Down the Fences Party"), the last looks at the XVth Winter Games were long and longing.

Were the walls really coming down, though, or were they going up again?

So many images, so many of them conflicting. America's gold-medal speed skater, Bonnie Blair, 23, was the picture of invulnerability or delicacy, depending on whether she was all packed up in her peppermint suit, streaming across the ice, or...

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