Behind The Gold

Tom Kelly
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Veteran Olympic skier and analyst Tom Kelly will host updates on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams and athletes before, during and after the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, during The Morning News Hour With Leslie Thatcher.  Tom Kelly will report on athletes and sports leading up to the Olympics with reports prior to the games, daily reports during the games and a final report after the games.

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Golden Boy

Jul 22, 2013


They called him The Golden Boy after his improbable gold medal.  

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

The early 90's were a rebuilding period for the U.S. Ski Team. Despite breakthrough results at the '92 Olympics, the public wasn't convinced. In fact, sports illustrated dubbed the team "Uncle Sam's lead-footed snowplow brigade." But the athletes knew differently, and the public criticism was a motivator for the entire team.