Wide World of Sports
ABC’s Wide World of Sports will always be remembered for one line: “The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat”. But there are others as well “Spanning the Globe”-“The Constant Variety”. From Cliff Diving to Barrel Jumping and Aerobatics to Wrist Wrestling and let’s not forget the Little League World Series since 1963, ABC’s Wide World of Sports has covered over 120 different sports from every country all over the world for over 45 years.
The coverage transcends sports and includes some of the unforgettable events in history.
- The 1972 Munich Massacre
- The 1989 World Series Earthquake
- The Battle of the Sexes with Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs
- The Black Power Salute from Mexico City in 1968
- The greatest upset in history, the 1980 US Hockey team’s Olympic victory