Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

January 15, 2006


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, February 16, 1984: Bill Johnson of the U.S. soars through the air on the way to a gold medal in the downhill at the Olympic Games. Johnson raised a few eyebrows when he said he'd win the event, in which Swiss skiers were favored, but he came through in a way reminiscent of Joe Namath's Super Bowl prediction.