Olympic Channel To Release THE NAGANO TAPES As Part Of Their Five Rings Film Series

Olympic Channel To Release THE NAGANO TAPES As Part Of Their Five Rings Film Series

Olympic Channel To Release THE NAGANO TAPES As Part Of Their Five Rings Film Series

The story behind the Czech Republic's heroic upset at the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 in men's ice hockey will be featured in The Nagano Tapes, the first film in the Olympic Channel's signature series Five Rings Films. The feature length documentary will premiere worldwide on February 28, 2018 on the Olympic Channel at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps in addition to telecasts on NBCSN in the United States, Eurosport in Europe and beIN Sports in MENA.

The Nagano Tapes features the classic men's ice hockey tournament of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, where professional players participated in the Games for the first time. Among the many "Dream Teams", the underdog squad from the Czech Republic led by Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hašek stunned the world on its way to an historic gold. Their triumph in Nagano is recognised as a defining moment and a source of national pride at a time of the country's resurgence.

Directed by the Sundance award-winning Ond?ej Hude?ek from the Czech Republic, The Nagano Tapes features never-before-seen IMAX footage, exclusive International Olympic Committee (IOC) archive footage and interviews with some of the world's best ice hockey players who relive their experience in precise detail including the Czech Republic's Dominik Hašek, Jaromir Jagr and Petr Svoboda, Canada's Theoren Fleury, Eric Lindros and Marc Crawford (Coach), the USA's Brett Hull and the Russian Federation's Alexei Yashin.

The Nagano Tapes is the first film in the Olympic Channel's signature documentary series, Five Rings Films, produced exclusively for the global media platform by Frank Marshall and Mandalay Sports Media (MSM). Five Rings Films is a five-episode series of incisive and entertaining documentaries directed by some of the biggest names in film from around the world.

Marshall, whose producing credits include legendary titles such as the "Jason Bourne," "Jurassic World" and "Indiana Jones" franchises, and MSM's Mike Tollin are executive producers. MSM Executive Vice-President Jon Weinbach and Olympic Channel Director of Original Programming Gregory Groggel are co-executive producers.

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