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2000 Olympic Trials (Group Commission)

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2000 Olympic Trials

This week, we have a group commission from Brianna, Stephanie, Atwood, Laura, Karla, and Emma, all about [deep breath] the collective nightmare that was the 2000 Olympic Trials. We discuss:

  • The breaking news that there actually was official selection criteria, and it was technically followed.
  • The significance of 2000 Trials as the worst thing that has ever happened ever, the controversy of the selection process, the low point this represented in athlete-first commentary, and just…the Bela of it all
  • Shannon’s comeback
  • What if Atler had been able to compete on the “new” vault?
  • The way the commentators talk about Alyssa Beckerman
  • The infamous Rybacki fluff piece
  • DLO + Punch front
  • Shannon’s vault injury
  • BEIGE DRAPES
  • Steve Nunno’s performance piece
  • The Moceanu sadness forest
  • Why they selected the team they did, and was it the right call?

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