From The Publisher: Aug. 3, 1992

Olympic athletes know that extensive preparation contributes to a great performance, and that's a lesson our photo department has taken to heart. Operations manager Kevin McVea spent more than a year mapping out TIME's technical requirements for the Barcelona Summer Games. Readers will begin to see the results this week in our coverage of the opening ceremonies. Thanks to new equipment in place at our press center, we will be able to bring high- resolution images to our readers in special sections on the Olympics so long as there's a medal yet to be won.

In Barcelona, the daily work of...

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