NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Athens: Brian Williams) Controversial episodes from the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece reviewed; details given of the controversy in gymnastics that erupted when the crowd disagreed with the judges’ scoring, of the status of the debate over the gold medal won by US gymnast Paul Hamm and the admission of a US trainer that he gave a sample of a designer steroid to the US Anti-Doping Agency; photos & scenes shown. [“Los Angeles Times” Alan ABRAHAMSON- notes the negative impact of the doping scandal on the sport of track & field.]
(Saratoga, California: Anne Thompson) The challenge for US Olympic wrestler Patricia Miranda to overcome her father’s opposition to her participation in the sport featured; scenes & photos shown of Miranda wrestling. [MIRANDA – comments.] [Father Jose MIRANDA – jokes about being a “male chauvinist pig”; comments on watching his daughter wrestle for the US.] [Former college coach Chris HORPEL- comments on Miranda.]
(Athens: Brian Williams) Miranda’s bronze medal in her match noted.
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