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But four years ago, it wasn’t so easy.

[NBC Olympic coverage (1996)]

NBC’s overbearing coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games featured a slew of weepy-ass poignant vignettes. The highlighted athletes invariably overcame near-lethal combinations of personal tragedies to make it to Atlanta.

“Michigan’s Tom Dolan Golds (Golds?) with 3% Body Fat and Asthma”
– headline

In a number of these spots, the calamity in question occurred at the 1992 Olympic Games, a clear testament to the circular nature of this spectacle.

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Jeff Stendec (macro submitted by Ray – May 28, 1997)

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