The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

I never heard of it. Did you read it? What did you think?

a brilliant documentary…i just wish they were all made like this

I didn’t quite see it like that, Joe Douglas was almost creepy.

Angela was class.

It is hard to get across to anyone who wasn’t alive at the time just how big a story this was. It was HUGE! The biggest sports news of the 20th Century? Certainly right up there.

The bbc have had some excellent documentaries lately, shame soon as Olympics are gone so will the decent programmes

This added to the bolt ones excellently IMO

Thanks for linking this.

Now the bolt one has been blocked on youtube. I knew I should have downloaded it while it was up.

And this one one to the best track documentaries ever. IT was truthful and didnt hide anything. The only person still in denial was carl with his “braces” on his teeth. Ben false started at rome…bologna. He just gave you the bizness!

something made me google “signs o lying”. combine that with a few more things I have learned over the years and you end up with quite a few boxes ticked…

I agree. I wish there had been more of Angella. I think the last 5 minutes of the documentary puts the whole thing into perspective.

Angella is the definition of intensity. If anyone wants to get a taste of what it takes to be world class, do some tempo with her- she may be 52, but she will hand you your ass!

lol, give me an example

lol…no 52 year old is handing my ass…especially in a tempo session…:wink:

Barb Vida (now in Vancouver) is pretty damn fit for an older lady too.

Willie Gault would crush most on this board at 50+. No shame.

That was one of the funniest most subtle hints at Carl and suspected GH use
Excellent piece

I saw this documentary 2 days ago and it was awesome! The best part was when (Sorry, I forgot his name) a sprinter described that he saw a body “fly” ahead when the gun went off in the 1988 100m final. He was referring to Ben obviously.

Yes that was hilarious…dennis mitchell saying a body flew ahead

Back from vacation…only to find out that youtube has pulled the plug on this one! Too bad, I would have loved to watch it. Has anyone saved a copy?

I really think they will be replaying it on espn. see below

ESPN Films, creators of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 film series, has announced the schedule for the new slate of films in its 30 for 30 series, presented by Buick Verano. The series kicks off with Broke on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. on ESPN/ESPNHD and will air on consecutive Tuesday nights in October, concluding the 2012 run with one film airing in December after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. The 30 for 30 documentaries airing this fall are: Broke,9.79*, There’s No Place Like Home, Benji, Ghosts of Ole Miss, and You Don’t Know Bo.
The fall slate will air as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m. – Broke (Billy Corben)
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m. – 9.79* (Daniel Gordon)
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 pm. – There’s No Place Like Home (Maura Mandt and Josh Swade)
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. – Benji (Coodie and Chike)
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. – Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell)
Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 p.m. – You Don’t Know Bo (Michael Bonfiglio)

(Daniel Gordon) 2012 Toronto International Film Festival Selection
The 100-meter men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Games was the fastest and perhaps most thrilling sprint in Olympic history. But within 48 hours, gold medalist Ben Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids, and scandal reigned. This one race still haunts the eight men who took part. But what brought them to the starting line? And what happened to them since?

Thanks - I appreciate it.

Download it via bittorrent if you can’t wait till october.