Saturday, January 16, 2010

Whatever happened to Vinko Bogataj?

"Who?" you ask. OK, what if I said the "agony of defeat" guy? "Oh right, him," you're probably nodding — the unfortunate ski jumper who became the iconic figure of failure in the opening footage of ABC's Wide World of Sports for many years.

Vinko Bogataj never came back after his 1970 crash to achieve success as a ski jumper, but he is apparently still alive and well, living in his native Slovenia and enjoying a tamer pursuit — painting.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update! I remember watching Wide World of Sports as a kid. I'm glad he's okay.