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Some of the most coveted and valuable treasures from history's greatest games and players are missing or misidentified. It's up to the Sports Detectives to find the items and get to the truth. Follow private investigator Kevin Barrows and sports reporter Lauren Gardner as they travel the country on the hunt for Ali's missing Olympic gold medal, Jim Craig's Miracle on Ice flag, Dale Earnhardt's first racecar, and other legendary items.

Station: Smithsonian CHANNEL (US)
Rating: 0/10 from 0 users
Status: Running
Start: 2016-04-24

Sports Detectives Season 1 Air Dates

S01E01 - Miracle on Ice Flag Air Date: 25 April 2016 01:00 -

It's a story with as many twists and turns as the USA Hockey Team's improbable path to Olympic gold in 1980. The American flag draped around goalie Jim Craig can be seen in photos taken on the ice after the historic win, but where is it now? A few people claim to know its whereabouts, but their stories are at odds with each other. Speaking to Jim Craig himself might be the only way for Sports Detectives Lauren Gardner and Kevin Barrows to find out the truth about the Miracle on Ice flag.

S01E02 - The Immaculate Reception Air Date: 02 May 2016 01:00 -

Sports memorabilia has grown into a multibillion dollar industry, and in the wildly popular world of football, a valuable item can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more. Join the Sports Detectives on two separate missions involving football legends. First, sports host Lauren Gardner tracks the long, strange journey of Jim Brown's 1964 championship ring. Then private eye Kevin Barrows heads to Pittsburgh to find the ball involved in the most miraculous play in league history, "The Immaculate Reception."

S01E03 - Dale's Car, Secretariat's Saddle Air Date: 09 May 2016 01:00 -

S01E04 - Gehrig's Bat, Gibson's Ball Air Date: 16 May 2016 01:00 -

S01E05 - 100-Point Game Ball, War Admiral Trophy Air Date: 30 May 2016 01:00 -

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Wilt Chamberlain is perhaps the most dominant player in the history of the NBA. One night, he scored a remarkable 100 points, a feat that hasn't been matched in half a century. But whatever happened to the ball that scored that 100th point? Follow sports host Lauren Gardner as she tries to find out. Then follow investigator Kevin Barrows on his journey to the Kentucky Derby Museum where he examines a trophy that could've been falsely identified.

S01E06 - Ali's Missing Gold Medal Air Date: 06 June 2016 01:00 -

A young Muhammad Ali returned from the Olympic Games a champion in 1960, only to be victimized by bigotry in his segregated home city of Louisville. Disillusioned, he threw his gold medal off the Second Street Bridge and into the Ohio River. This dramatic story appears in Ali's autobiography, but can we prove any of it is actually true? Join hosts Kevin Barrows and Lauren Gardner as they head to Kentucky to get some answers, search for the missing medal, and discover the story of this complex and compelling sports legend.

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