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NBC Olympics Produces Original Series To Preview Winter Olympics

MIkaela Shiffrin (credit: Unismog/Wikimedia Commons)
MIkaela Shiffrin (credit: Unismog/Wikimedia Commons)

NBC Olympics has produced a two-part original series in advance of its 2,400 hours of coverage of XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, this February. The series will stream on Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and will profile Olympic gold medalists Shaun WhiteMikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, among others.

Hosted by NBC Sports’ Carolyn MannoGo for the Gold and Meet Team USA are available for streaming on Netflix beginning Monday, Jan. 15. Both episodes will be available until the conclusion of the Winter Games on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Go for the Gold pulls back the curtain on some of the top athletes competing in PyeongChang, including Nathen Chen, whose mastery of the quadruple jump helped him claim the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final championship; Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin; and several top U.S. athletes in every sport featured in the Winter Games. The series introduces viewers to the personalities of several U.S. athletes while highlighting the grit and determination required to be an Olympian.

Meet Team USA chronicles the journey of snowboarding legend Shaun White as he prepares to pursue his third Olympic gold medal, and various other members of the U.S. figure skating and aerials teams on their Olympic journeys.

NBC’s primetime coverage of The Winter Olympics begins Thursday, Feb. 8.

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Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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