Thursday, July 1, 2010

TWO THINGS....


One, I can't remember if I told you guys already, but if you are interested in a bit of gymnastics history, you should check out the Sports Illustrated Vault online.  SI have stored all their old sports articles, and a search of gymnastics will give you a free look at all the gymnastics articles written by SI journalists since the 1970s, which is probably when they started writing them.  Just make sure after you search gymnastics, to order the results by relevance (the option is on the results page) and not by date, otherwise there are a lot of articles with only brief mentions of gymnastics if you do it by date.  Enjoy!

Second, I am looking on Youtube, for an essay I am currently writing, for that old documentary, I can't remember if it is American or British, that was a kind of damning look at the 'secrets' behind Soviet gymnastics.  It's the one that mentions allegations of the Russians impregnanting their gymnasts and giving them weird drugs.  Does it ring any bells with anyone?  I'd really like to get hold of it.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation!!!

The Couch Gymnast

14 comments:

  1. The only English-language one that springs immediately to mind is More Than A Game:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU

    Features Groshkova a lot and has the interview with Mukhina when she was about thirty and in a wheelchair.

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  2. It's called "More than just a game"

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  3. I think the documentary you are looking for is called "More than a game". You can find it e.g. on the YouTube channel "GymnasticsHVmeets".

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  4. I think this could be the one you're thinking about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU

    It's called "More than a game - Women's Gymnastics". Includes an interesting interview with Mukhina as well.

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  5. I watched it not long ago! It was an American one and I'm pretty sure someone posted the link on the IG forum. Cant remember what it was called though sorry!

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  6. "More than a game" ;)

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  7. I think it's "More Than a Game":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU

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  8. I think it was called More Than A Game. I definitely remember them talking about impregnating gymnasts.

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  9. I think this is the one you're looking for!

    More Than a Game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU

    BTW, I love your blob, keep up the good work!

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  10. is it this one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCmMSB0VyBw

    It's the one that Mukhina and Groshkova are in where they talk about impregnating the gymnasts.

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  11. Is it Little Girls in Pretty Boxes? It shows Yelena Mukhina, Christy Henrich, Julissa Gomez, Kristie Phillips and others.

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  12. Hi,
    I think the docu you're looking for is "More than a game", for example at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU

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  13. The documentary you're talking about is called More Than a Game from A&E.

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  14. here is a link to the youtube showing of More than a Game which I think is the doc your looking for, the part of getting the girls pregnant is about 12mins' in

    I;'m pretty sure this is the one your were thinking of.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QzwAruIMU&feature=related

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