The Wheel of Sport
Doing a Bradbury
A young speed skater from New South Wales, Australia rose to national interest when he was part of a team to win Australia's first ever Winter Olympic Medal. It was only bronze but it caught interest in a country famed for its success in the Summer Games. However, the adulation was nothing compared to Bradbury's unlikely entry into the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. This is a story that captured a nation and has entered into Australian folklore.
Torquay United - The Jaws of Victory
Torquay United FC, a struggling team on England's south coast, were destined for relegation out of the Football League in 1987. They found themselves down in their last game before an outside influence changed the game on its head. What was that influence, how did it change the game and did Torquay manage to survive the dreaded drop?Find out with Matt and Ian in another cracking episode of The Wheel of Sport.
The Nail - Gus 'Honeycomb' Johnson
Gus Johnson was a terrific basketball player. He had admirers across America. Johnson's exceptional leap had gained notoriety and allowed Johnson to elevate his game to an impressive level. However, it was when Johnson was in a bar in Idaho that his legend was cemented into sporting and social history.This is the story of 'The Nail'.