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Episodes available July 19th

Blind Landing is the untold story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, the greatest gymnasts in the world gathered in Sydney, Australia in pursuit of the ultimate prize: gold in the 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 tells the untold true story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history.

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  1. A Look At Safety In Gymnastics: Part 2
  2. A Look At Safety In Gymnastics: Part 1
  3. The Vault: Part 5
  4. The Vault: Part 4
  5. The Vault: Part 3

About us

Ari Saperstein
Host & Editor

Ari is a multimedia journalist and reporter. Currently, he’s a fellow for This American Life. Before that, he was an assistant producer at KPCC. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine among other publications.

Christian Green

Christian is a reporter for Carolina Public Press.

Myka Kielbon

Myka is a freelance writer and reporter. Her stories have appeared on KPCC and KCRW, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate stations.

Jessica Taylor Price

Jessica is a freelance sports writer. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, ESPNW, and Bleacher Report. She is also the gymnastics writer for the women’s sports newsletter The IX.

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