Episode 1

The Trials of Dan and Dave

The 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona produced a great many heroes, but in the months leading up to the Games, television viewers were led to believe that they were all about decathletes Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson — who were competing not only for the United States but for Reebok, as well. The ad campaign cost some $25 million and made them stars. 25 years later, we revisit the hype, how the campaign went bust — and Dan O’Brien’s path to redemption.
Duration: 52mins