I was 5 years old when I fell in love with Tonya Harding. The year was 1988, and I had just taken up figure skating. My favorite aunt, Julie, had recently moved from my Maryland neighborhood to Portland, Ore., and I was determined to find something to like about the state. Tonya, a scrappy Oregonian underdog, was the…
Tonight, ESPN's "30 for 30" series airs The Price of Gold, a look at the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan saga that features rare present-day interviews with Harding, still proclaiming her innocence. Not appearing in the documentary? Jeff Gillooly, the mastermind behind the plot.
It was 20 years ago today—Jan. 6, 1994—that a hired goon struck Nancy Kerrigan with a telescoping baton. It was a plot by rival figure skater Tonya Harding to sideline Kerrigan for the Olympics, and remains one of sports' most unbelievable scandals. But whatever happened to the mastermind?
"Twenty years," said Jeff Stone, standing at the door of his home in Clackamas, Ore. "Is that what it is?"
Tonya Harding, a 39-year-old disgraced former figure skater who still has horny fans, and Joseph Jens Price, 42-year-old "real nice, blue-collar-type guy," were married June 26 by Pastor Lloyd Ward of the Community Church of God in Vancouver, Wash.
We are trying to decide which part of this story is the saddest and most indicative of how our planet is in an irreversible downward incline. (Or, you know, "decline," if you want to say that in fewer words.) Tonight, in Brandon, Mo., The Amateur Boxing Club of Branson — such a thing exists — is hosting its monthly…
The only way Tufts University is going to make it on a sports blog? Staging an opera about Tonya Harding, of course!.
Inspired by a look back at Tonya Harding's career a couple of days ago, a reader, who must be the sports fan equivalent of a cutter, did some research into Tonya and found something so disturbing that pointing it out to you makes us feel like we might be a bad person.
The Sports Pulse takes a look back at the rise and fall (mostly fall) of Tonya Harding over the past twelve years. It's hard not to think about her and Nancy Kerrigan when the Winter Olympics roll around. It was a time when it was OK to be a figure skater and not appear to still going through puberty. Back then, in…