Sport: Greatest U.S. Team Ever

On the eve of the games, bitterness still flared in Melbourne's Olympic Village. Officials waited nervously to see whether any more nations would pull out; the Hungarian team tore down the Communist flag, hoisted, black-draped, a Hungarian flag with the Kossuth arms. But the big news was about the U.S. .team.

For weeks U.S. track buffs had been singing the blues because of injuries and poor pre-Australian performances. Only Coach Jim Kelly was unperturbed, and last week reports from Melbourne about warmup sessions proved him correct. Minnesota's Fortune Gordien ambled out to the...

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