PEACOCK ORIGINAL SERIES “MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS, MEMORIES & MORE” TO PREMIERE ON APRIL 14
The Most Decorated Olympian of All-Time, Michael Phelps, Joins Dan Hicks & Rowdy Gaines in a Three-Part Series That Revisits Each Race of His Olympic Career
NEW YORK, NY—April 6, 2021— Peacock Original Series, Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, will look back at the Olympic career of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Michael Phelps. Over the course of his career, Phelps amassed 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold, and this new series is a chance for fans to revisit those wins and the pivotal moments leading up to them.
In the three-part series, Phelps speaks with Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks, NBC Sports swimming commentators from the past six Summer Games, as he relives his storied Olympic career by watching each race. Each episode of the series will feature a different era of his career. In the first episode, “Greatness Begins,” viewers will travel back to his first Olympic appearance as a 15-year-old in the Sydney Olympic Games. Episode two, “Eight Golden Races,” focuses on the details that made his performances extraordinary. The third and final episode, “London to Lasting Legacy,” provides unique perspective of his Olympic journey that spanned two decades.
“The opportunity to revisit each of my Olympic races with Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks was filled with a lot of laughs and emotions,” said Phelps. “The sport of swimming has come a long way over the years and I’m excited to share some memories and insights from my Olympic career as the world looks forward to the upcoming Tokyo Games this summer.”
“Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympian of all time, and this sit-down with him gives an inside look at each and every race,” said Rick Cordella, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock. “We’re incredibly excited to give fans an up-close look at his iconic performances as we expand our Countdown to Tokyo programming.”
Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More is produced by NBC Sports. All three episodes of the series will stream exclusively for free on Peacock starting April 14 to commemorate 100 days out to the Tokyo Olympics. Click here for a preview and here for assets.
The series expands countdown to Tokyo programming on Peacock which also includes My Pursuit: Life, Legacy, & Jordan Burroughs and In Deep with Ryan Lochte.
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