OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, THE XIII {1980 LAKE PLACID OLYMPICS} {1980/02/12}, PART 2: PREVIEW (TV)

Summary

This program presents a portion of coverage of the 1980 XII Olympic Winter Games from Lake Placid. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Jim McKay presides throughout this portion and introduces various events and highlights.

Sports commentator Jim Lampley discusses recent developments in Olympic Cross Country Skier Liang Ren-Guey's (Taiwan) bid to compete in the games as a representative of The Republic of China.

McKay profiles Olympic ski jumper Jim Denney (USA) and the competition he faces; McKay also discusses various events and highlights of the games and the prospects for USA Gold.

McKay profiles Billy Fiske 1932 USA Olympic Gold Medalist Bobsledder and his being the first American to die in WWII in 1940 while serving in Europe as an RAF Pilot.

McKay discusses pairs figure skating and profiles the individual stories of Irina Rodnina (USSR), Aleksandr Zaitsev (USSR) and Tai Babilonia (USA).

Sports commentator Dick Button covers pairs and individual figure skating competitions.

Sports commentator "Dandy" Don Meredith presents Olympic highlights during this section of the broadcast.

Sports commentators Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie cover downhill skiing and the top medal contenders.

McKay closes out the segment reviewing the next day's broadcast times and upcoming events.

Notable commercials and/or promos include Walt Garrison for Skoal.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: February 12, 1980 10:30
  • RUNNING TIME: 00:28:51
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:00048
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Downhill Skiing, men
  • SERIES RUN:
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Skoal^TV - Promos - Happy Days

CREDITS

    • Jim McKay … Anchor Sports Commentator
    • Jim Lampley … Sports Commentator
    • Frank Gifford … Sports Commentator
    • Bob Beattie … Sports Commentator
    • Don Meredith … Sports Commentator
    • Dick Button … Sports Commentator
    • Liang Ren-Guey … Athlete
    • Irina Rodnina … Athlete
    • Tai Babilonia … Athlete
    • Aleksandr Zaitsev … Athlete
    • Walt Garrison … Talent, Skoal Commercial
    • Billy Fiske