If 2020 had gone anywhere near according to plan, chances are most of us would be enthralled by the Summer Olympics in Tokyo right now. Instead, this year’s Games are yet another victim of the global COVID-19 pandemic, making for yet one more thing we won’t be enjoying this year.
But just because we won’t be revelling in the exhilarating joy of world-class athletes engaged in fierce competition doesn’t mean we can’t get our hearts pounding with some sports-related thrills anyway, courtesy of the September ’84 HUSTLER.
The 1984 Summer Olympics had their own issues, with the Soviet Union, East Germany and a dozen other Eastern Bloc countries boycotting the Games in response to America’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (Whew; Cold War tensions seem like a walk in the park in comparison to what we’re dealing with these days.)