Members of the 1972 Olympic basketball team from left; Jim Brewer, Mike Bantom, Tom Henderson, John Bach, Kenny Davis, Bobby Jones, Tom Burleson, Kevin Joyce, Jim Forbes, Ed Ratleff, John Brown, and Dwight Jones, were introduced before the Charleston Riverdogs at Lexington Legends baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 23, 2012.  The team disputed their loss to the Soviet Union and all members refused silver medals. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Members of the 1972 Olympic basketball team from left; Jim Brewer, Mike Bantom, Tom Henderson, John Bach, Kenny Davis, Bobby Jones, Tom Burleson, Kevin Joyce, Jim Forbes, Ed Ratleff, John Brown, and Dwight Jones, were introduced before the Charleston Riverdogs at Lexington Legends baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 23, 2012. The team disputed their loss to the Soviet Union and all members refused silver medals. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Members of the 1972 Olympic basketball team from left; Jim Brewer, Mike Bantom, Tom Henderson, John Bach, Kenny Davis, Bobby Jones, Tom Burleson, Kevin Joyce, Jim Forbes, Ed Ratleff, John Brown, and Dwight Jones, were introduced before the Charleston Riverdogs at Lexington Legends baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 23, 2012. The team disputed their loss to the Soviet Union and all members refused silver medals. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

John Clay: Emotions flow for reunited 1972 Olympians

August 25, 2012 06:47 PM

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A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.