Friday, January 6, 2012
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Jan. 6
On Jan. 6, 1994, figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, was attacked in the knee with a metal baton. Kerrigan, who was favored to win the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championship was forced out of the running. In her absence, 1991 champion, Tonya Harding, captured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the following month's Winter Games (to be held in Lillehammer). Eventually, it came to light that Harding's ex-husband orchestrated the attack on Kerrigan, to 'ease the competition'. Hardy admitted to knowing about this after the fact but chose to remain silent about it -- talk about poor sportsmanship.