It has been 24 years since the Olympics were in Los Angeles, but Angelenos have Olympic fever just the same. All year long, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET compliment coverage of traditional team sports with Olympic sports coverage. 2008 was no different. From the CIF State Track and Field Championships to “In My Own Words: Jeannette Bolden,” FSN PRIME TICKET was the place to prep for watching the world compete at National Stadium in Beijing.
In June, FSN PRIME TICKET revisited Olympic gold, sitting down with Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith and Carl Henkel to relive the final men’s match in 1996, tabbed as the “Battle of the Ages.” With two women’s basketball Olympians in our midst, we couldn’t resist profiling them before they went for gold. On “In My Own Words: Candace Parker,” the WNBA rookie and first time Olympian discussed her career, while teammate on two fronts Lisa Leslie shared her Olympic hopes on “In My Own Words: Lisa Leslie.” Even baseball got in the action, with the Dodgers-Padres pre-season game at Wukesong stadium, previewing an Olympic facility in Beijing.