Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ESPN Classic series on the 1972 Summer Olympics

Over the next two weeks, ESPN Classic is running a series to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summer Olympics. These episodes titled Summer Olympics - 1972 Munich feature the original ABC telecast footage. This series includes episodes on:
  • Olga Korbut
  • Mark Spitz 
  • USA Track controversy
  • USA-USSR basketball final
  • Marathon (won by Frank Shorter)
  • USA boxing (Ray Seales)
  • USA swimming and diving
  • USA wrestling
  • USA women's gynmastics
  • Tragedy at Munich
  • and more
In this series, you will see Jim McKay and Gordon Maddux on gymnastics, Keith Jackson on swimming, Frank Gifford and Bill Russell on basketball, Howard Cosell on boxing, McKay with Erich Segal on the marathon (Segal: "That is an imposter! Get him off the track!"), and of course, McKay and Chris Schenkel on the hostage crisis. The series started last night and each episode will re-air a few times. Check out the complete schedule (all times ET) and set the DVR.

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