Olympic flame still flickers in wrestler Gene Mills 40 years after 1980 boycott (video)
July 31, 2020


Syracuse, N.Y. -- Wrestling has been a big part of Gene Mills’ life, so it makes sense that he’s watched the Olympics on television for many years after his competitive days were over.

He appreciates the technical greatness of those who followed him in the sport, but more often his thoughts lean toward the more emotional side.

“Sometimes I sit there, I’m like, ‘Oh, I would have whupped you so bad,’” Mills said.