I, Tonya will be out in just one month, making now the perfect time to dig back deep into the hairspray-drenched archives of all the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding media produced in the mid-early ’90s. Lo, there’s some really good stuff in there.
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?"