Neurochick June 27, 2020 Share June 27, 2020 On 6/24/2020 at 10:31 PM, Quilt Fairy said: Just FYI all, there is a new Netflix documentary about this called Athlete A. I just watched this last night. It was very good. The film explained how it all started: I remember when Nadia Comaneci won in 1976. People went crazy over her, she had a perfect score, she was perfect. I think the USA felt, "If we want winners we have to do what the Romanians do." And then when Mary Lou Retton won in 1984, gymnastics went through the roof, and then came the sponsors. I think USAG were more concerned about winning medals and money than they were about the athletes, win at any cost and all that. 2 Link to comment
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