1972 Olympic Basketball
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 665
- Sep 22, 2020 6:00 pm
- 52:47 mins
How Basketball Mirrored the Cold War in Munich Guest: David A. F. Sweet, author of “Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final” Who really won the 1972 Olympic basketball final? The Soviet Union took home the gold, but the US team felt robbed, and refused their medals. The head of international basketball himself had interfered in the game, and we examine what happened and why he might have done that. Miracle in Lake Placid Guest: John Gilbert, author of "Miracle in Lake Placid: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told" Forty years later, the victory of the US ice hockey team over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics still stands as the ultimate underdog story. Teaching Kids Sportmanship Guest: Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian and regular contributor to The Lisa Show, BYUradio Stories provide much-needed context for teaching kids valuable lessons. Rachel provides a list of stimulating titles that teach important lessons about playing fair in sports and in life.