ABC will always be known as the network of the Olympics. Starting with the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck through the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, ABC Sports was there to cover some of the most important events and athletes in history; Peggy Fleming in 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos and the Black Power Salute of Mexico City in 1968, Frank Shorter in 1972, Olga Korbut in 1976 and Eric Heiden in 1980 are just a few of the athletes whose clips are available.
The most famous upset in history, the 1980 US Hockey team’s win over the USSR and Findland for the gold medal is the exclusive property of ABC Sports. For use in the United States, ABC Sports is the ONLY source for this material.
ABC’s Olympic coverage also includes the tragic events of the 1972 games in Munich. The exclusive coverage featuring Jim McKay is also part of this historic archive and is available for worldwide use.
Olympics footage rights are available for the US only.