What happened to skier on Wide World of Sports?

Bogataj suffered a mild concussion and a broken ankle. A film crew from Wide World of Sports was recording the event in which Bogataj crashed.

Who was the ski jumper in the agony of defeat?

jumper Vinko Bogataj
Slovenian ski jumper Vinko Bogataj is the athlete who personified “The Agony of Defeat” by competing in the 1970 International Ski Flying Championship in Oberstdorf, West Germany. The faulty ski jump he had that day would be seen each week in the series’ opening sequence.

Is the agony of defeat guy still alive?

World boxing champion Muhammad Ali asked for the retired jumper’s autograph. Now 72, Bogataj resides in Slovenia, where he worked a variety of jobs after retiring from competition. He is an award-winning painter whose works have been shown internationally.

What happened to ABC Wide World of Sports?

The end of Wide World of Sports

Wide World of Sports discontinued its traditional anthology series format in 1997. On January 3, 1998 Jim McKay declared that Wide World of Sports was cancelled after 37 successful years. In August 2006, ABC Sports was effectively displaced by the concept of ESPN on ABC.

Who commentated wide world of sports?

Jim McKay
It is hosted by the one of the pioneers of sportscasting, Jim McKay. Although McKay is often recognized as Olympics commentator, this is perhaps his finest work for ABC Sports.

What was the saying on Wide World of Sports?

Quotes. Jim McKay : Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports… the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition… This is “ABC’s Wide World of Sports!”

Who said thrill of victory agony?

Jim McKay
This line is spoken by Jim McKay in the show Wide World of Sports (1961). This one comes from the intro to Wide World of Sports, one of the longest-running sports shows, like, ever. Now watch this clip and try not to laugh when the skier totally crashes and burns on the whole “agony of defeat” part.