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August 11, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The quadrennial dispute between those who run amateur boxing in the United States and professional boxing managers, trainers and promoters has begun again. This time, the finger-pointing is over who is responsible for the U.S. Olympic boxing team winning only three medals, the lowest American medal count since the 1956 team won three at Melbourne. Only East Los Angeles lightweight Oscar De La Hoya won an Olympic championship.
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August 11, 1992 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
A 21-year-old Honolulu man was killed near here early Sunday morning in a fireworks accident in which a member of the U.S. canoeing team also was injured. Brad Yim, a paddler who did not make the U.S. team but was here as a spectator with the canoeing and kayaking team, died of massive head injuries on a beach at Castelldefels, 12 miles south of Barcelona. The flatwater canoe events were held at Castelldefels. According to Craig Bohnert, spokesman for U.S.
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August 10, 1992 | BILL DWYRE, The Times
Some closing bits and pieces: --Could it be that tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the heretofore darling of Barcelona, holds the honor of being the only Spaniard to lose twice in medal matches in front of both the king and queen of Spain? --Normally, things like the Olympic Spirit Award get little mention, because they are so puffy and predictable and sponsored by some company that mostly wants to get its name in the paper.
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August 10, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
Adios, amigos. Hasta la vista, Espana. Vaya con dios, Barcelona. Vamonos, companeros. The party's over. Give us a last chorus of Lady of Spain on the accordion, maestro. Have Placido sing us a lament from Carmen. Put a comb in your hair, a rose in your teeth, lady in red, and hop on a table for one more flamenco before we go. Barcelona, si ! Go with God, indeed. Go with pride, Barcelona. You threw a helluva party. I hope you had as much fun as the world did.
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August 10, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magic Johnson, who retired when he learned he was HIV positive, has decided to return to the Lakers, pending medical approval, The Times has learned. However, Laker General Manager Jerry West said Sunday he has heard nothing from Johnson. "I absolutely know nothing about it. No one has talked to us about it. I sure wish Magic would talk to us," West said. "It's important for him to talk to the press, but we would like for him to talk to us, too."
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August 10, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
The United States owns precisely one Olympic gold medal in water polo and it won that one in 1904, when the tournament was rigged. That year, the United States was the only country to participate in water polo, and it entered several teams, so even when the Americans lost, they won. Barcelona was going to deliver the first legitimate gold medal. Bill Barnett's U.S.
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August 10, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More countries than ever came to the 1992 Summer Olympics, not to praise the Soviet Union but to bury it. By any other name, the former Soviets, known here as the Unified Team or the Commonwealth of Independent States, were still No. 1 in the medal standings, as they have been in seven of the nine Summer Games they have entered since 1956. But Barcelona is the end of the line.
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August 10, 1992
A look back at the 25th Summer Olympics in Barcelona: 16 days of harmony by the Mediterranean, 16 days of gold, 16 days of emotion.
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