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Olympic Channel delves into the “Anatomy Of” athletes

The International Olympic Committee is exploring what it takes to become an elite athlete in a new six-part series. Set to premiere Jan. 26, Anatomy Of will delve into the sport science behind ...
January 26, 2017

The International Olympic Committee is exploring what it takes to become an elite athlete in a new six-part series.

Set to premiere Jan. 26, Anatomy Of will delve into the sport science behind six different athlete’s physique. The first episode focuses on snowboarder Sven Thorgren (pictured) from Sweden, a 2014 winter Olympian as he looks ahead to the 2018 games. Rugby player Tom Mitchell from Great Britain, diver Yona Knight-Wisdom from Jamaica, biathlete Monika Hojnisz from Poland, gymnast Vanessa Ferrari from Italy and cyclist Jolanda Neff from Switzerland, will also be featured.

Anatomy Of is produced in association with IMG.

The series will air exclusively on the IOC’s Olympic Channel, a digital platform that offers original programming, news, live sports coverage and highlights online and though Android and iOS apps. Originally launched in August, 2016 on the heels of the Rio Games, the new channnel was originally a recommendation from the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 (originally announced in 2014), as a means of connecting the games with younger viewers.

It has since ordered series such as Five Ring Films, a 5 X 60 show directed by Peter Bergman. The series, produced by Frank Marshall and Madalay Sports Media, delves into some of the biggest achievements in the modern Olympic era, such as Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson who turned from US$5 million to fight Muhammad Ali.

 

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