Time Magazine Contents Page: Sep.19, 1988

Vol. 132, No. 12


At Last, the Best in the World

Like Matt Biondi plowing through the water, his face ablaze with ferocity and ambition, the athletes are bound for Seoul. In a special section, TIME spotlights the five-ring extravaganza, from the most exciting competitors and competitions to the most intriguing bits of lore and trivia. -- Heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Decathlete Daley Thompson are coming to assert a kind of athletic kingship. -- Swimmers Biondi and Janet Evans have appointments in Korea with a hoard of medals -- the question being just how many. -- For a swarm of mitey gymnasts, the contest...

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