NBC to Revisit Figure Skating Scandal Before Sochi Closing Ceremony Deadline
NBC Sports has announced plans to televise a documentary exploring the notorious figure skating scandal of 20 years ago. Deadline.com reports that the network will air “Nancy & Tonya,” about the events involving U.S. figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan and her rival Tonya Harding, before the closing ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The documentary, which will air 20 years after the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, the story says.
The piece reports: “Mary Carillo will examine the events that held Americans spellbound after defending U.S. figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee after a practice during the 1994 U.S. championships and rival Tonya Harding’s husband and bodyguard were arrested for planning the attack.”
The report adds: “The docu, which combines present-day and archival interviews, practice and competition footage, and news coverage leading up to and during the events, includes a sit-down with Kerrigan and a one-on-one with Harding.”