As a build-up to the Rio Olympics, CNN-News18 has launched this special series to relive India’s past victories and capture the preparations for the biggest sporting event in the world
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 20, 2016
India will send the largest-ever contingent to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games set to begin on August 5 in Brazil. As a build-up to the Rio Olympics, CNN-News18 aired a special series titled India’s Champions from June 18.
Along with showing success stories of Indian athletes from the past Olympics, the series will also showcase heart-warming narratives of Olympic debutants such as trap shooter Kynan Chenai and wrestler Vinesh Phogat. The special series will highlight other heroes of Indian sports such as former hockey player Mohammed Shahid and legends like Manavjit Singh Sandhu who will be a part of the Indian squad for Rio and will be shooting for a podium finish at the Games.
A six-part series, India’s Champions will be a build-up to the Olympics programming on the channel with special focus on all those disciplines where India has a more than fair chance of winning medals.
Starting June 18, the series will air on CNN-News18 every Saturday and Sunday at 10am and 11pm.
The line-up for the series will be as follows:
Episode 1: Hockey Legacy – 18th and 19th June
Episode 2: India’s Olympic medallists – 25th and 26th June
Episode 3: Shooters – 2nd and 3rd July
Episode 4: Hockey – Men and Women – 9th and 10th July
Episode 5: Wrestling – 16th and 17th July
Episode 6: Badminton – 23rd and 24th July