Remember “Skategate?” Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan? Or Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding? Of course, you do. I’m sure you remember Tonya Harding’s nudey mag photos and then Tonya Harding gaining all that weight.
On January 6, 1994, just weeks before the Olympic Games in Norway, Nancy Kerrigan was struck on the knee in a stunning attack and what unfolded was one of the most dramatic controversies in sports history. It’s when the 24-7 news cycle was born. The era of OMG NON-STOP COVERAGE OF SPORTS SCANDAL began. Our lives of media saturation would never be the same again, ESPN Films will debut a new 30 for 30 documentary, The Price of Gold, on Thursday, January 16, at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN. The documentary is directed by award-winning filmmaker Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture, American Teen, On the Ropes.)