MADRID – 15 February 2019 – Relive PyeongChang 2018 through the eyes of athletes and coaches as they compete in the Olympic Winter Games in Olympic Winter Tales, a new original production from the Olympic Channel. The four-episode documentary seriespremieres worldwide on Friday, 15 February at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on select connected TV devices.
From ice hockey and bobsleigh, to snowboarding and curling, Olympic Winter Tales gives viewers exclusive, behind the scenes access to select athletes and teams as they pursue the ultimate dream of winning an Olympic Medal.
Each episode of Olympic Winter Tales highlights one sport on the Olympic Winter Games programme and features athletes, coaches and officials on their journey during PyeongChang 2018.
Embedded crews captured never-before-seen video along with insightful and candid interviews providing viewers with an unprecedented look at the camaraderie, preparation and discipline it takes to compete on the Olympic stage.
“Representing your country at the highest level of sport is incredible. In Sochi, I didn’t quite realize how big it was,” said British snowboarder Jamie Nicholls on his status as a two-time Olympian. “I am gaining more and more experience every time, and just looking ahead to the future and the possibilities of other Games after this one, and what I can take-what lessons I learned from these Games-into the next Games. It’s really vital.”
The bobsleigh episode features teams from lesser known countries competing in the sport to historically dominant performers from many different countries including Canada, Germany, Great Britain and the USA. Viewers are taken behind the scenes and onto the track at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in PyeongChang.
Australian brakeman David Mari was emotional when talking about his first Olympic appearance, “It’s something that you work toward for so long that when you get there it is a very special moment. It’s quite amazing. It almost brings you to tears a little bit, you know?”
Akuoma Omeoga, who represented Nigerian as part of the first bobsleigh team from Africa to ever compete in an Olympic Winter Games, summed up her journey this way, “This experience can’t really be put into words.”
Olympic Winter Tales is an Olympic Channel Production, and was filmed over 17 days in February 2018 on location in PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea. Post-production was completed at Olympic Channel headquarters in Madrid, Spain.
The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com., mobile apps for Android and iOS and on select connected TV devices.
Olympic Channel Episode Guide: Olympic Winter Tales
Episode 1 - Olympic Winter Tales: Team Switzerland Men’s Ice Hockey
Episode 2 - Olympic Winter Tales: Jamie Nicholls - Team GB Snowboarding
Episode 3 - Olympic Winter Tales: Bobsleigh
Episode 4 - Olympic Winter Tales: Team Italy Men’s Curling