FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, January 14th, 2018
NBC OLYMPICS PRODUCES ORIGINAL SERIES TO PREVIEW WINTER OLYMPICS
Go for the Gold & Meet Team USA Begins Streaming Jan. 15 on Netflix
Both Episodes Available Until Conclusion of the Winter Games on Feb. 25
Episodes Feature Profiles of Gold Medalists Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin & Lindsey Vonn
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 14, 2018 – 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 White, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, among others.
Hosted by NBC Sports’ Carolyn Manno, Go 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.
— PYEONGCHANG 2018 —