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This Seattle swimmer and the 'greatest untold story in Olympic swimming history'

Aug 10, 2016

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Bill Radke speaks with swimmer Wendy Boglioli about facing off against the East German women's swimming team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

The massively powerful East German swimmers, who were later found to have been systematically doped by their government, took gold after gold in event after event. The Americans were entirely shut out -- until the last race. 

The story of that team, and that race, are the subject of a new documentary film, "The Last Gold: The Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History."

This story originally aired June 9, 2016.