As part of new global programming related to the Tokyo 2020 Games, YouTube Originals has released a feature film showing the course of sports such as surfing and skateboarding for consideration at the Olympics.
We provide information about this premiere and the rest of the originals that are part of Global Programming:
Strive – Premiered June 30th on The Players’ Tribune
“Strive” is a six-part documentary about the men and women forced to flee their countries as refugees, as they train for a unique opportunity to compete in Tokyo 2020. Strive, presented by gold medalist Gabby Douglas, continues the journey of refugee athletes as they struggle To compete under the refugee Olympic athletes flag or to represent a new flag after they have finally settled in a host country.
Gabe Douglas hosted the song “Strive”; Produced by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Radley Studios.
A world debut – premiered on Wednesday on the Olympic Games YouTube channel
“A World Debut” is a feature-length documentary that traces the journey of what it takes to add new sports to the Olympics. Skateboarding, surfing and climbing will come together for the first time this summer, and Global Impression tells the story of how they got there.
Tony Hawk, Emily Harrington and Sofia Mulanovich, directed by Cole Sachs and Galen Knowles, produced by WZRD Media, Boardwalk Pictures and Madica Productions; You will be part of this project.
How To Olympics – Premiere July 14th on Olympics YouTube
“How To Olympics” is an eight-episode series that provides viewers with everything they need to know about Olympic events through easy-to-digest, lively and informative videos. Covering sports such as rock climbing, taekwondo, rhythmic gymnastics, hammer throw, synchronized swimming, badminton and fencing, audiences will learn how to score each event, how to win, and what it takes to master these sports disciplines.
“How To Olympics” is presented by The Try Guys, y Productida by the Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) of the Industrial Media.
Breaking the record – released on July 22 on the official Guinness World Records YouTube channel
Record Breaking is a new series for children and families outside the UK where children question and challenge some of the most unusual titles from Guinness World Records. The show features long jump Olympic medalist Greg Rutherford, tennis player and Olympic medalist Laura Robson, former world’s strongest and weightlifting winner Andrea Thompson, and parkour expert Ryan Looney. During each episode, a group of kids will be mentored by a Guinness World Record holder to get ready for their biggest challenge yet: trying their own record!
“Record Breaking” is produced by Guinness World Records and Electric Robin (a Banigai company in the UK).