Lillehammer Babylon an Opinionated Winter Olympics Roundup

Most Suspicious Illness: Asthma, due to the unprecedented stampede for inhalers and antiasthma prescription drugs (asthma medication is believed to increase the lungs' capacity to take in oxygen).

Biggest Choke: Japanese ski jumper Masahiko Harada, who took a lead of 55.1 points into the team final; he followed with the worst jump by any member of the top eight teams, handing the gold to the Germans.

Most Demeaning Performance by a Journalist (Not Including Rather-Chung Promos): CBS's Al Trautwig, to Italian cross-country skier Manuela di Centa after her victory in the 15-km race: "Was it the skis, the wax or your...

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