Grand Forks native, Virgil Hill, remembers 1984 Olympics

July 27, 2012 at 3:57 am in DL-Online

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. 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. Continue Reading