Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976. Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the Olympics.
The Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan story played out like a Lifetime movie, and members of the media ate it up like tabloid candy. It had a catfight element that we love so much, and a class-war theme (even though Kerrigan also came from a working-class family): "The Reigning Ice Princess Taken Down By The White-Trash Wannabe."