NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) Commitment of Olympic hopefuls here examined; figure skating aspirant Johnna Jhodeen cited as example Econs. and personal sacrifices of contenders and their families discussed. Role of coach Carlo Fassi noted; his career with Dorothy Hamill and Peggy Fleming recalled. [FASSI - notes expense and pressure on children.] [Skater Dee Dee ROACH - wants to win 1988 Olympics.] Roach's lifestyle described. [Roach's MOTHER - claims daughter has chosen own course.] [ROACH - feels she's old enough to make such decisions.] [JHODEEN - notes psychological risks in possibly failing.]
REPORTER: Bill Schechner
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