6 episodes

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.

Blind Landing Ari Saperstein

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

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.

    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    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.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    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.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    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. 
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    • 27 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    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.
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    • 20 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    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.
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    • 25 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Blind Landing is the untold story of the greatest mistake in Olympic history. All episodes available on July 19th.
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

LemonLymanFan ,

Well-made and fascinating

I would never have thought I’d be so interested in a sports story! Each episode satisfies & also makes you want to go on to the next.

TheDimOne ,

Well woven storytelling

Thoughtful digging thru the many pieces parts of what could be termed a scandal of neglect for action, then to now. Well worth a listen.

jhlittleton ,

Interesting listen

Interesting; worth listening to. Well-researched; interesting interviews. Thanks for sharing this story.

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