Behind The Gold On KPCW

A look back at Olympic history in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Park City's love affair with the U.S. Ski Team traces back nearly 40 years, when the team first made its home at the Park City Ski Area in 1974. Since then, Parkites have felt a special kinship to the team and the great athletes who have made our community their home. America has a great love affair with the Olympics. Over 200 million Americans will tune in February to NBC's broadcast. KPCW will take you behind the scenes in the months leading up to Sochi as noted Olympic historian and U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly - a well known voice on KPCW Radio and a veteran of eight Olympics-brings alive those great moments in U.S. Olympic history in Behind the Gold.

A new Behind The Gold airs Monday mornings at 8:30 AM and repeats Friday afternoons at 12:30 PM.

Behind the Gold is sponsored by Rosenberg Cooley Metcalf.and the Utah Olympic Park 'Road to Sochi' events.

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Behind The Gold
1:35 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Behind The Gold: Alpine Gold Medalist Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his win in 1984.

This Olympic champion called his shot, predicting Olympic gold in Sarajevo.

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Amidst rising tensions in the Balkans, the world gathered in then-Yugoslavia in 1984 for Sarajevo’s Olympic Winter Games. 

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Behind The Gold
2:06 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Behind The Gold: GS Skier Debbie Armstrong

She was the pride of Washington State, with her gold medal photo emblazoned on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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Behind The Gold
2:35 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Behind The Gold: Alpine Combined Skier Bode Miller

Bode Miller at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

In improbable style, this future Olympic champion debuted with two silvers in Salt Lake City.

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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.

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Behind The Gold
5:49 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Behind The Gold: Bobsled Champion Billy Fiske

Billy Fiske in uniform.

A two time Olympic champion, this bobsledder gave his life for his country.

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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.

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Behind The Gold
3:08 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Behind The Gold: Freestyle Skier Donna Weinbrecht

Donna Weinbrecht at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.

Thousands pack deer valley every January to watch a sport that had its Olympic debut just 22 years ago. 

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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.

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