If you know anything about Tonya's mother, it explains a lot about Tonya.
Her mother appears here, as well:
Tonya Harding - 60 Minutes - 1994
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I liked this one, not sure if all of it is available through the link. CBC documentary with Jeff Buttle, Emanuel Sandhu, Lesley Hawker, Joannie Rochette, and Chris Mabee.
I particularly liked the scene where Buttle was trying to practice his program and got mad because other skaters on the session were getting in his way. Seeing an elite competitor having to dodge other skaters while doing his program made me feel better about the crowded sessions at my own rink
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
There was a Russian documentary posted online some years ago about the tragic end of Kira Ivanova. I think it was about the unsolved mystery of her murder. I did not even watch it due to my lack of Russian.
"Smert Figuristki" the Kira Ivanova documentary, is available at fsvids.
If someone would like to translate the highlights, it would be wonderful.
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No one forces you to watch.
No one forced Tonya. or her mother, to do the interview.
Of course no one forces me to watch and I understand no one forced Tonya and her mother to give such kind of interview. But I think I still have a right to comment. Those let others to shut up simply because they questioned or criticized this sport or something are just silly.
At the time, that interview was one of the few profiles of Tonya available in the "non-tabloid" national media.
People really wanted to know about her background and what might have contributed to the Tonya/Nancy "incident",
I shared some of my favourite figure skating documentaries in my blog this morning:
What are your all time favourites and why?
I had never seen Tonya's mom. What an appalling person she was. And yet, one may assume she did contribute to Tonya's toughness. Also, who will deny the girl had raw talent? Her jumps were just
On a lighter note, it was comforting to see Tonya and Diane Rawlinson eating those huge (by French standards) pizza slices. Now, I won't be so guilty eating too many pancakes
Loved the 80s haircuts as well
I love the "Perfection" documentary by Skate Canada on Torvill and Dean:
If anyone has Part 5 -- the part covering the 84 Olympics -- please let me know. The melancholy in the last part from T&D gets me, and makes me happy that they were able to reunite to do Dancing on Ice.
Another T&D documentary I liked (that also has a missing part on Youtube) is the Dancing on Ice/ITV Bolero 25th anniversary special: The Story of Bolero:
The last part is missing (again, if you know where it is please post!), but this was a fun look back too.
What about My Sergei? I loved all the documentary skating footage they used of G&G during their younger years.
Wow, reading the dates, this is an old thread.
That said, most of my favorite skating documentaries have already been mentioned except for one:
"The Immortals", which is an old VHS from the 70's that focuses on the greatest legends in sport, the Giants if you will. And the only one mentioned for skating is Sonja Henie, as it should be...