‘52 in Finland
Seven Jayhawks bring home Olympic gold
Lienhard and Hoag reminisce about winning the gold medal in the 1952 Olympics.
Finland Olympic memories
Charlie Hoag and Bill Lienhard talk about their memories of the Olympics.
Former Jayhawks reflect on winning gold medal in ‘52
Team USA basketball improved to 3-0 early Thursday morning on the Beijing hardwood. But long before the best of the NBA donned the stars and stripes in the Olympics, the University of Kansas and seven Jayhawks had a helping hand in representing the country.
Bill Lienhard, Charlie Hoag, Bill Hougland and Al Kelley hope the 2008 USA Olympic men’s basketball team leaves Beijing with the same memories as they did during the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Games.