MADRID, Spain, July 9, 2019 – World champion Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, is one of three gymnasts featured in the Olympic Channel’s new original series “All Around,” which follows the personal journeys of three elite gymnasts in real time over the course of a year on their road to Tokyo. The behind-the-scenes documentary series launches on Tuesday, Aug. 6 with new episodes released monthly on the IOC’s Olympic Channel which is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
Interweaving the stories and parallel journeys of Hurd, Russia’s Angelina Melnikova and China’s Chen Yile, “All Around” provides viewers with unprecedented access to these elite athletes and everyday teenagers as they balance their personal lives, training regimens and competitions throughout the year and culminating at Tokyo 2020.
“I am so excited and grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this series with the Olympic Channel,” said Hurd, 17, the 2017 World all-around and 2018 team champion. “I hope to share with viewers a behind the scenes look at what really goes on off the competition floor and to bring about a new understanding for how mentally and physically challenging gymnastics is. Fans are going to get to see in All Around the most important year of my life.”
In addition to monthly digital episodes, fans can access additional content on the gymnasts’ road to Tokyo on social media. Athletes will be creating and posting exclusive content such as diaries and personal photos across their social media handles allowing fans to follow their progress in real-time.
Offering year-round coverage of Olympic sports and elite athletes in their quest for success, the Olympic Channel over-the-top (OTT) service is available worldwide and subscription-free at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices. For more information, please follow the Olympic Channel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, or log on to olympicchannel.com.