WATCH: Nancy Kerrigan Back in Olympic Spotlight 20 Years Later

Nancy Kerrigan in 2014. Credit: NBC.com screenshot.
Nancy Kerrigan in 2014. Credit: NBC.com screenshot.

By Danielle Masterson

It’s been two decades since she was skating for an Olympic gold medal, but Stoneham native and Lynnfield resident Nancy Kerrigan is back in the spotlight this weekend.

NBC will air “Nancy & Tonya,” a documentary on the 1994 Olympic games in Lillehammer, Norway, and the events leading up to them, at 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi games.

The documentary, which was previewed on the Today Show Friday, features new interviews with both Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, whose husband at the time was charged with attacking and injuring Kerrigan so that she could not compete.

While Kerrigan was named to the Olympic team and went on to win a silver medal, Harding was stripped of her championship titles and never skated professionally again — despite her insistence that she played no role in the attack.

Kerrigan has remained silent on the attack, until the Sunday documentary. To see the preview, which includes a new clip of Kerrigan, watch the video above.
Julie Callahan Medina February 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM
I'd rather watch grass grow! Get over it Nancy! You got a pity medal
ericwrites@aol.com February 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Go watch the grass grow. Nancy deserves any medal, yes including a "pity" medal if there exists such a thing. of course the truth will never be known about who knew what , but my bet would be it was instigated by Tanya, and carried out by her lust struck hubby. Nancy worked herself (as do all talented people) to achieve her personal goals. To have them sapped away by an envious and unequal competitor shows the true champion, and it certainly was not Tanya. I'm a man, and I'd sit and publicly, unabashedly bawl were that to happen to me. Arrhg, I'm talking to a wall, go watch paint dry, and be grateful you were not the target of a cowardly swung baseball bat.
Marlys Balsamo February 21, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Gag! I'd rather get a root canal. Nancy Kerrigan is no angel. First she broke up her trainer's marriage. Then did you happen to catch her in the parade at Disneyland where they caught her saying this was a bunch of crap? Go Tanya!!!!
Heather Atkinson February 21, 2014 at 03:17 PM
No matter what Namcy did or didn't do, NO ONE deserves to be attacked. that's a sad statement about our society when we villanize the victim. What if that were your daughter?
ericwrites@aol.com February 21, 2014 at 04:01 PM
Hmmmm, broke up a marriage, now that certainly qualifies for a broken knee cap, Oh, and that slip of the tongue during the parade, I'm surprised she didn't have throng of angry Disney icon clad performers cutting her tongue right out, say like one of them blood thirsty pirates with a patch over an eye and a hook for a hand and a wooden peg leg Then again, Tanya went on to do great things with her life to benefit mankind; now what would that be??????????? I do agree with Marlys though, there certainly aren't any Angels floating around in competitive venues. Oh well, mores the pity.
CowDung February 21, 2014 at 05:42 PM
It's been 20 years--can't we just move on?
lara buscatelli February 21, 2014 at 06:14 PM
The sad part is Tanya could have competed and won. She still is the only female to land a quadruple. To resort to injuring someone instead of relying on your talent that you spent years perfecting is truly sad too.
Anna Bucciarelli February 23, 2014 at 07:21 AM
Agree Iara ... Tanya was no slouch when it came to her skating skills. Personally, I felt sorry for both girls, it was sad all around for both of them.


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