Behind The Gold http://kpcw.org en Behind The Gold: Alpine Gold Medalist Bill Johnson http://kpcw.org/post/behind-gold-alpine-gold-medalist-bill-johnson <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Olympic champion called his shot, predicting Olympic gold in Sarajevo. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind The Gold.</span></p><p>Amidst rising tensions in the Balkans, the world gathered in then-Yugoslavia in 1984 for Sarajevo’s Olympic Winter Games.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:35:11 +0000 Tom Kelly 8169 at http://kpcw.org Behind The Gold: Alpine Gold Medalist Bill Johnson Behind The Gold: GS Skier Debbie Armstrong http://kpcw.org/post/behind-gold-gs-skier-debbie-armstrong <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was the pride of Washington State, with her gold medal photo emblazoned on the cover of<em> Sports Illustrated</em>. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly, and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind The Gold.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:06:02 +0000 Tom Kelly 8171 at http://kpcw.org Behind The Gold: GS Skier Debbie Armstrong Behind The Gold: Alpine Combined Skier Bode Miller http://kpcw.org/post/behind-gold-alpine-combined-skier-bode-miller <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In improbable style, this future Olympic champion debuted with two silvers in Salt Lake City. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly, and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind The Gold.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world got to know the amazing story of Bode Miller on a global stage as the Olympic Winter Games came to Salt Lake City in 2002. The independent, care-free New Hampshire native was somewhat of a sensation, but he preferred to let his skiing do the talking.</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:35:38 +0000 Tom Kelly 8175 at http://kpcw.org Behind The Gold: Alpine Combined Skier Bode Miller Behind The Gold: Bobsled Champion Billy Fiske http://kpcw.org/post/behind-gold-bobsled-champion-billy-fiske <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A two time Olympic champion, this bobsledder gave his life for his country. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story, Behind The Gold.</span></p><p>The second Olympic winter games came to St. Moritz in 1928, where the fabled Cresta run brought legendary status to the bobsleigh event. Among the favorites in the new five-man competition, team USA with 16-year-old driver Billy Fiske.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:49:53 +0000 Tom Kelly 7354 at http://kpcw.org Behind The Gold: Bobsled Champion Billy Fiske Behind The Gold: Freestyle Skier Donna Weinbrecht http://kpcw.org/post/behind-gold-freestyle-skier-donna-weinbrecht <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands pack deer valley every January to watch a sport that had its Olympic debut just 22 years ago.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I’ll be right back with the Olympic story Bbehind The Gold.</p><p>Moguls skiing brought a new era to the Olympics at Albertville in 1992 – music mixed with skiing, with athletes bam-bam-bamming their knees down the bumps and launching themselves into the air, twisting and turning. It was a matchup between two of the powerhouse nations: the USA and the host nation of France.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:08:55 +0000 Tom Kelly 8176 at http://kpcw.org Behind The Gold: Freestyle Skier Donna Weinbrecht Gold Medal: A Family Affair http://kpcw.org/post/gold-medal-family-affair <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1972. a family from Vermont captured the hearts of America at the Sapporo Olympics.&nbsp;</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I&rsquo;ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:25:06 +0000 Tom Kelly 3277 at http://kpcw.org Gold Medal: A Family Affair Lost Boy Earns Gold http://kpcw.org/post/lost-boy-earns-gold <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The tragedy of a lost boy in a Korean market had a happy ending at the 2006 olympics in Torino.&nbsp;</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I&rsquo;ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.</span></p><p>The U.S. ski team had long been a powerhouse in freestyle moguls with medals in every Olympics since its 1992 debut. Heading into Torino in 2006, all eyes were on Jeremy Bloom. Instead, it was a Korean born athlete from Yale who stepped into the spotlight.</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:24:26 +0000 Tom Kelly 3278 at http://kpcw.org Lost Boy Earns Gold Inspired Teen http://kpcw.org/post/inspired-teen <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The eyes of America were on the men&rsquo;s team in 1964 at Innsbruck, but a young girl from Oregon stole the show.</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I&rsquo;ll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:23:13 +0000 Tom Kelly 3280 at http://kpcw.org Inspired Teen Proud Americans http://kpcw.org/post/proud-americans <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In soon to be war-torn Sarajevo, a pair of twins stood proudly for all of America. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I&#39;ll be right back with the story,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Behind the Gold.</em></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Tom Kelly 1713 at http://kpcw.org Proud Americans Simple Mistake Turns To Bronze http://kpcw.org/post/simple-mistake-turns-bronze <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a simple mistake, just a mathematical error, but it turned into Bronze. </span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hi, this is Tom Kelly, and I'll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.</span></p><p></p><p>The modern day Olympic games started in 1896, patterned after the ancient Grecian contests. But it wasn't until 1924 that the Olympic site of Paris chose to do a winter exposition-an event that later became the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix. Ski jumping was the Marquee Competition.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Tom Kelly 1712 at http://kpcw.org Simple Mistake Turns To Bronze