Billy Mills
“Wings of an Eagle”

“Wings of an Eagle”

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills recalls winning the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Mills, an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was the second American Indian to win an Olympic gold medal and … Continue reading

Gabby Douglas
‘I Need to Make This Dream Become Real’


Natalie Hawkins, the mother of American gymnast and gold medalist Gabby Douglas, talks about what it’s like to raise a talented athlete. Hawkins describes how hard it was to send her daughter over 3,000 miles away so that she could have adequate training for the Olympics. She also goes on … Continue reading

Nadia Comăneci
A Young Gymnast and Superstar


A year after her famous accomplishment of becoming the first female gymnast to earn a perfect score in the Olympic games, a young Nadia Comăneci is interviewed. Having won three gold medals during the 1978 Summer Olympic games in Montreal at the age of 14, Comăneci is asked about her … Continue reading

Nadia Comăneci
A 14-Year-Old’s Perfect Score


Nadia Comăneci, the first female gymnast to ever get a perfect score at the Olympics, is interviewed on how that experience affected her. Having achieved this feat at the age of 14 in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Comăneci comments on how she got involved and interested in gymnastics.

1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team
Magic Johnson on the Dream Team

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Basketball superstar Magic Johnson reflects on what it was like to be part of the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team, also known as the “Dream Team.” Johnson describes the competitive spirit and the great basketball he witnessed while training with the members of his team. He also gives personal anecdotes … Continue reading

1980 Summer Olympics Boycott
Bob Coffman: Denied the Opportunity for Gold

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Olympic decathlete Bob Coffman reflects on what it was like to be denied the opportunity to try for the gold when the U.S. decided to boycott the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow. Coffman was the ranked favorite to take home the gold just like Bruce Jenner had done for the … Continue reading