The latest presentation from ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 series debuts this Thursday, January 16th. The Price of Gold centers on the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan that would affect her career forever. Two decades later, the attack remains one of the sports world’s most talked about controversies.
Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were the figure skating world’s most talked about names in the Lillehammer Winter Olympics. Both women were seen as potential medal winners. But the brazen attack on Kerrigan by Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, would change all of that. Gillooly attacked Kerrigan, hitting her on the knee, leaving her writhing in pain. It also meant the end of Kerrigan’s medal hopes that year and potentially worse. An investigation by authorities would later reveal that the attack on Kerrigan was planned and that all leads pointed right to Kerrigan’s Olympic rival as the mastermind of the whole thing. Twenty years after the now infamous attack on Kerrigan, ESPN Films examines the attack in The Price of Gold. The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture, American Teen, On The Ropes). It will air Thursday night at 9pm ET on ESPN. It will also air on ABC this Saturday, January 18th at 4pm ET and will be re-broadcast on ESPN this Sunday night at 7:30pm. More information on this film and others from ESPN Films is available online at http://www.facebook.com/espn30for30 and http://www.espn.com/30for30. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.