Olympic controversies

Tanya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan (1994)

tonya and nancy's controversy

Nancy Kerrigan was the reigning American gold medalist for ice skating. The other top skater was named Tonya Harding. Tonya wanted to be able to get the gold metal, but Nancy was in her way. To stop this Tonya's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly sent a man to break Nancy right in the knees, although nobody at first knew that it was Tonya's ex-husband who ordered the "breakyourkneesman". Jeff and his friends were found guilty and sent to jail and Tanya decided to plead guilty to get a little less time for the attackers. She was given probation for 3 years stripped of her silver metal title and forced to leave the US Figure Skating Association.


"Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan: NBC Documentary Recalls an Early TV Tabloid Story." - The Denver Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2016. <http://www.denverpost.com/television/ci_25194493/tonya-harding-vs-nancy-kerrigan-nbc-documentary>.