GREAT GRAPHICS: ICONIC OPENING, ABC’s Wide World of Sports

Written By: Greg Howell - Feb• 19•18

The iconic opening to ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Ironically, the famous skier from March of 1970, Vinko Bogataj, was completely unaware that he had become an American icon and labeled the “agony of defeat” man. When ABC tracked him down to attend the 20th Anniversary of “Wide World of Sports,” ten years later, he was stunned when he received the loudest ovation of all the athletes at the event. When Muhammad Ali asked him for HIS autograph, he couldn’t believe it! He was one of the most well-known athletes in the world!

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