The Olympics may only come once every four years but having past Olympic Legends all in one place reliving their experiences and sharing these special moments with Oprah has added to the excitement of the games. In case you missed Oprah’s Next Chapter this past week, here are a few pieces of the interviews during this 2 hour special. It’s sure to replay during the Olympics and if you didn’t see it, it’s worth the watch. From Nadia to Mary Lou to Carl Lewis to Flo Jo and so many more! Enjoy these clips from OWN. Maybe it will take you back and channel to your inner Olympian too!
From OWN: Al Joyner Discusses the Death of His Wife, Flo-Jo – Track-and-field gold medalist Al Joyner opens up about the unexpected death of his wife, Florence Griffith-Joyner—known to the world as Flo-Jo—and how their daughter, Mary, saved his life. Plus, learn why Al says his wife’s death, which was caused by an epileptic seizure, was the ultimate drug test.
From OWN: Track-and-Field Star Carl Lewis on What Makes Him Memorable – Track-and-field star Carl Lewis, one of the most decorated Olympians in history, won nine gold medals and one silver medal during his storied career. However, Carl’s achievements were often overshadowed by his reputation as arrogant. Watch as Carl looks back on that time in his life with no regret. Plus, find out why Carl believes he was put on earth to change his sport and fight for change.
From OWN: How Muhammad Ali Inspired Swimmer Janet Evans – It was a moment Janet Evans says she’ll never forget. During the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Janet, a swimmer who won three gold medals in 1988, was chosen to pass the Olympic torch to boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Janet tells Oprah how this helped her overcome a tough defeat and taught her how to be a true champion.