This program presents a portion of coverage of the 1992 Summer Games of the XXV Olympiad from Barcelona. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Bob Costas presides throughout this portion, introducing various events and highlights.

Sports commentators Russ Hellickson and Jeff Blatnick cover men's freestyle wrestling, 82 kg finals: Kevin Jackson (USA) defeats Elmaui Jabrailov (Unified Team) by a score of 1-0 in sudden-death overtime, and wins the gold medal. Jabrailov is later shown protesting his silver medal by refusing to come to platform ceremony.

Sports commentators Al Trautwig and Tracie Ruiz-Conforto cover women's synchronized swimming duets, final round: Karen Josephson (USA) and Sarah Josephson (USA) win the gold medal with an overall competition score of 192.175, Penny Vilagos (Canada) and Vicky Vilagos (Canada) win the silver medal with an overall score 189.394, and Fukimo Okuno (Japan) and Aki Takayan (Japan) win the bronze medal with an overall score of 186.868.

Costas provides a retrospective of the controversial 1972 men's basketball final round game between USA and USSR. Statements and game footage are included, featuring USA team members Doug Collins, Hank Iba, Tom Henderson, Kevin Joyce, Mike Bantum, Kenny Davis, and Tom McMillen.

Sports commentators Chris Marlowe and Paul Sunderland cover a men's volleyball match between USA and Brazil, in game four Brazil leads by a score of 12-10.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Matt Biondi, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Janet Evans for Ray-Ban; Rocket Ismail for Reebok; Chris Mullin, Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing for McDonald's.


  • DATE: August 7, 1992
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:01:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112219
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Sports; Basketball, basketball men; Olympic Games, 1992, Summer, Barcelona; Olympics; Sports; Synchronized Swimming, duet women; U.S. Olympic Archive, presented by Gordon Crawford, The; Volleyball, volleyball men; Wrestling, Freestyle, 60 - 66kg men
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Ray-Ban sunglasses^TV - Commercials - Reebok apparel^TV - Commercials - Xerox^TV - Commercials - John Hancock Financial Services^TV - Commercials - MCI telephone services^TV - Commercials - American Express credit cards^TV - Commercials - Maxwell House coffee^TV - Commercials - JCPenney stores^TV - Commercials - Texaco service stations^TV - Commercials - McDonald's restaurants^TV - Commercials - General Electric company^TV - Commercials - Bud Light beers


  • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
  • Russ Hellickson … Sports Commentator
  • Jeff Blatnick … Sports Commentator
  • Al Trautwig … Sports Commentator
  • Tracie Ruiz-Conforto … Sports Commentator
  • Chris Marlowe … Sports Commentator
  • Paul Sunderland … Sports Commentator
  • Kevin Jackson … Athlete
  • Elmaui Jabrailov … Athlete
  • Karen Josephson … Athlete
  • Sarah Josephson … Athlete
  • Penny Vilagos … Athlete
  • Vicky Vilagos … Athlete
  • Fumiko Okuno … Athlete
  • Aki Takayan … Athlete
  • Doug Collins … Cameo
  • Hank Iba … Cameo
  • Tom Henderson … Cameo
  • Kevin Joyce … Cameo
  • Mike Bantum … Cameo
  • Kenny Davis … Cameo
  • Tom McMillen … Cameo
  • Matt Biondi … Talent, Ray-Ban Commercial
  • Rocket Ismail … Talent, Reebok Commercial
  • Chris Mullin … Talent, McDonald's Commercial
  • Michael Jordan … Talent, McDonald's Commercial
  • Patrick Ewing … Talent, McDonald's Commercial
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee … Talent, Ray-Ban Commercial
  • Janet Evans … Talent, Ray-Ban Commercial
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