TOUR DE FRANCE
David Stern joined ABC Sports’ and ESPN’s coverage of the Tour de France, where Greg LeMond became the first American to win the tour three times. He won the race in the most exciting finish the Tour has ever seen. Heading into
the final stage, LeMond was in second place overall. He was 50 seconds behind Laurent Fignon, who had won the Tour twice. LeMond rode the time trial using novel aero bars, which gave him an aerodynamic advantage, to beat Fignon by 58 seconds and claim his second yellow jersey with a final margin of eight seconds—the closest in the Tour’s history. Champagne flowed on the Champs-Elysees well past midnight. LeMond and his wife Cathy spent a lot of time with the ABC caravan as we traversed the countryside of France, celebrating a race that will never be forgotten by the French or the Americans.
OLYMPIC TOUR OF GYMNASTIC SUPERSTARS
The quadrennial show featured the U.S. Olympic Gymnasts in a fun exhibition without the pressure of medals, but with all of their full talents on display to the delight of the crowds. Featured gymnasts included all-around gold medalist and nine-time World Champion Nastia Liukin, and World All-Around Champion and Women’s Balance Beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson. They were joined by American gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm, Shannon Miller, and Blaine Wilson. The show included live performances by Jordan Pruitt and KSM, both Disney recording groups.
TENNIS MAJORS: WIMBLEDON, FRENCH OPEN,
AUSTRALIAN OPEN, PARIS OPEN, DAVIS CUP
Many of the major tennis events around the world have been directed by BARD Entertainment for a variety of networks. From the clay courts in Roland Garros in Paris to the hardcourts in Melbourne Park in Australia, BARD Entertainment has had a presence.
BARD has been proud to direct and produce the following sporting events:
World Gymnastic Championships
Olympic Tour of Gymnastic Champions
An Evening of Championship Skating
Brian Boitano’s Holiday Show
Starskates Salute to Broadway
US Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Championships
CBS Winter Olympic Videos