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HBO Canada preps “Sports on Fire” for January

HBO Canada is to next month debut Sports on Fire (pictured), a six-part doc series from creator and director Pete McCormack.
December 17, 2014

HBO Canada is to next month debut Sports on Fire (pictured), from creator and director Pete McCormack.

Sports on Fire, from indies Project 10 Productions and Two 4 The Money Media, comprises a six half-hour documentary series that aims to bring fresh angles to iconic sporting moments.

The study of sport legends features interviews with 1972 Team Canada members Paul Henderson, Bobby Clarke, and Ken Dryden, former NFL star Bill Romanowski,  NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Olympic gold-medalist Mark Spitz. It will bow on January 9.

Other sporting topics to be tackled include myths around Jesse Owens, winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin; Ankie Spitzer, whose husband and 10 other Israeli athletes were slain at the 1972 Munich Olympics; and the controversial gender testing of female athletes.

Andrew Barnsley, Jeff Aghassi, Kimberly Arnott and Kevin Foley are exec producing Sports on Fire, with Entertainment One distributing worldwide.

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