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"The Olympic Moment" Video Series - The Stories Behind the Story

From political theatre to stories of inspiration, my "Olympic Moment" series captures a unique depth of the stories and events which contributed to making the Olympics as one of the most powerful and profitable sports properties in the world. 

The image of Muhammad Ali lighting the cauldron at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta is perhaps the most moving moment in Olympic and sports history.This video takes a closer look at the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay, and examines the backstory leading up to this seminal moment, and how it almost didn’t happen.

What Countries Pay their Winners

Which countries pay the most for an Olympic medal? How much does the United States pay its medal winners? Who was the only athlete not gender tested at an Olympic Games? We  review medals and more, in this edition of the Olympic Moment

The Role of Peter Norman in the Black Pride Salute

The Black Pride Salute at the Mexico City Olympics is one of the most iconic images of the 20th Century. While Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos demonstrate visibly, this video is about the third ma on the podium podium that day - Peter Norman, and the role he played in the background to ensure the success of the salute. It also examines the retribution he faced for his role, and the events which unfolded thereafter.

Some Numbers May Surprise You

A look at some of the more intriguing numbers at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The elusive Perfect 10, remains the gold standard for which gymnasts are now measured. At the 1976 Montreal Games, Nadia Comaneci of Romania scored the first ever Perfect 10 in gymnastics. So why wasn't this reflected on th scoreboard? This is the inside story of the first truly "Perfect" gymnast in Olympic history, and how the scoreboard confused history, though it could not deny it. 

Training to be an elite athlete is grueling enough. Now, imagine being a 30-year-old mother of two, who’s pregnant with her third child, not only training for the Olympic games, but winning four gold medals, shattering the myth that mothers could not be elite athletes. Meet “The Flying Housewife.” In this edition of our ongoing series, The Olympic Moment, we reflect on how Fanny Blankers Koen of the Netherlands decisively proved that mothers, can also be worthy Olympic Champions. 

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