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Simone Biles and the U.S. women's gymnastics team have been dominating in Rio. But none of them could get a Perfect 10. This week on Only A Game, the man who fought to change the gymnastics scoring system. Also, a Danish woman who grew up under Nazi occupation describes winning a gold at the first post-WWII Olympics. And the story of two men from the 1976 Olympic champion field hockey team who were denied gold medals and the woman who’s trying to change that ruling. Join us!
Corey Cogdell-Unrein On Being In The Eye of A Twitterstorm
When the Chicago Tribune congratulated the "wife of a Bears lineman" for winning a bronze medal in Olympic trap shooting, social media alarm bells immediately started ringing. Corey Cogdell-Unrein wasn't too happy about it either.
The Story Of The Perfect 10 — And The Man Who Fought The Flawed Number
Soon after Nadia Comaneci was awarded the first Olympic Perfect 10, gymnastics fans were seeing that number everywhere. Bill Littlefield introduces us to Hardy Fink, the man who first fought to change the sport's scoring system.
3 Stories: A-Rod's Retirement, Dumbed-Down Olympics Coverage, Golf In Rio
What will Alex Rodriguez's legacy be? Could an Olympic sprinter beat an NFL running back in a 40-yard dash? Was it smart to add golf to the Summer Olympics? Sports writer Erik Malinowski and Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star join Karen Given.
After A Childhood Under Nazi Occupation, Greta Andersen Won Gold For Denmark
Long distance swimming made Greta Andersen famous. But before she set world records in the pool and in open water, she faced a much bigger challenge.
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Who should we be keeping our eye on down in Rio? Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss. Also, can someone please find LA Rams coach Jeff Fisher a real mattress?
Waiting For Their Gold Medals...Since 1976
Winning a gold medal game should be the pinnacle of any Olympic athlete's career. For two men from the 1976 New Zealand field hockey team, it's a moment that's too painful to talk about.
This program aired on August 13, 2016.