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Blind Landing

Author: Ari Saperstein

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At the 2000 Summer Olympics, the greatest gymnasts in the world gathered in Sydney, Australia in pursuit of their ultimate prize: gold in the women's gymnastics All-Around final. But in the midst of the competition, something inexplicable and unprecedented happened that derailed the event –– a mistake that changed the gymnasts' lives forever. Through original interviews with Olympic gymnasts, coaches and officials, Blind Landing reveals the untold true story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history.

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2021-06-2502:402

Blind Landing is the untold story of the greatest mistake in Olympic history. All episodes available on July 19th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 1

Episode 1

2021-07-1923:359

Elise Ray, America’s top gymnast, qualified for the 2000 Olympics with big dreams –– but during the all-around final, high expectations clashed with reality and came crashing down. Literally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 2

Episode 2

2021-07-1918:485

The story of the 2000 women’s gymnastics all-around final picks up with Australian gymnast Allana Slater. In the midst of the competition, Allana realized that it was no coincidence gymnasts were falling on vault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 3

Episode 3

2021-07-1926:052

The officials tried to solve the vault problem. Their decision had major consequences for everyone in the arena – but no one more so than the frontrunner, Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 4

Episode 4

2021-07-1925:144

Romanian gymnast Maria Olaru discusses how the vault problem might have been stopped before it even started. Olympic officials explain what was happening behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 5

Episode 5

2021-07-1930:072

On the final episode of Blind Landing, British gymnast Lisa Mason reflects on the culture she trained in. Elise and Allana discuss the impact that the Sydney Olympics had on their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (7)

Julie homewood

very interesting, I live in Australia and have never heard this story which makes you wonder why ??

Aug 25th
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J J

Interesting and unbelievable story. I found it to be well told and I didn't' mind the narrator's voice or style.

Aug 11th
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ID21387497

Really enjoyed hearing about this story. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard about it before as I love watching gymnastics.

Aug 8th
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April

I'm having such a hard time with this woman's voice. It croaks. vocal fry..and she talks so slowly. ugh

Aug 6th
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Laurette Pearlman

I started listening to this because we are in the middle of the Tokyo Olympics. It was an eye opener, not least because I have a cousin in Melbourne who is nearly 12 years old and a gymnast with great potential. Let's hope if she ever gets to an Olympics of the future this terrible error is never repeated.

Aug 5th
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Alicia Butcher

Interesting story.

Aug 2nd
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Kristi Barnhart Kallgren

very Interesting. *****

Jul 27th
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