Grand Forks native, Virgil Hill, remembers 1984 Olympics
Just days before the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Virgil Hill fell sick.
The 165-pound Olympic boxer from Grand Forks was in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital with a 103-degree fever.
His Olympic team of 11 others, including Evander Holyfield, Frank Tate and Pernell Whitaker, flew to California.
By the time 19-year-old Hill recovered and made it to California, he was eight pounds overweight and four days from weighing in for the Games.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.