The Sports Archives History Lesson – Wide World of Sports “Agony of Defeat”

Do you remember the theme song of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and the video of the tragic ski jump that narrator Jim Mckay announced as the ‘Agony of Defeat’?

Ever wonder who that jumper was and where the event occurred?

It was during the 1970 World Ski Flying Championships in Oberstdorf, West Germany that Vinko Bogataj from Yugloslavia, attempted a ski jump that was so tragic, it made it to the Wide World of Sports Highlight video in the worst way!

Wide World of Sports - Agony of Defeat

Wide World of Sports - Agony of Defeat

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