See the film’s trailer here and learn why this is the Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History.
Eight-time American Olympic medalist, swimmer Shirley Babashoff, co-authored “Making Waves”, a book based on her experience with cheating at the 1976 Olympic Games via the since-confirmed systematic doping of the East German (DDR) women’s swimming team.
You might be surprised to learn that it’s Kirsty Coventry who has won the most individual Olympic medals, among women, of all time. Believe it. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Kirsty Coventry)
If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were their own country at World Championships, they’d sit in 6th place in the total gold medal count for all sports, both men and women.
Chuck Warner talks about Shirley Babashoff and the East German women of the 1970’s.
Swim News: ” From Mark Spitz to Shirley Babashoff and David Berkoff, Sports Illustrated has told swimming’s history in detail.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Katrina interviews 4-time Olympian, Jill Sterkel. She shares winning Olympic gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay against the steroid-using East…
David: Coming in at number five: Shirley Babashoff. Queen Shali Baba was as good as they come, and one of the few people I can think of where saying “she went postal” means she went on to have a great job with benefits.
Jim Montrella, Assistant Olympic Coach in 1976 and a top coach in the USA for many years, shares his perspective…
A few quick hits from the weekend: Australia In Australia, the sprinting Campbell sisters, who have been mostly quiet as…