Thursday, July 1, 2010
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