New Delhi: As the world gears up for the grand multi-sport extravaganza – London Olympics 2012, CNN-IBN is all set to roll out The Contenders, a special 7 part documentary series shot across the Country. The documentary includes Hockey, Shooting, Badminton, Wrestling, Boxing, and Tennis, Women’s special. The special pre program of Olympics takes a look at the preparations, hard work and struggle that sports stars are putting in to achieve their dreams. CNN-IBN team speaks to the participant’s families, their coaches and their mentors.The Special programming on CNN-IBN features several eminent sport personalities like Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Ronjhan Sodhi amongst shooters, Sandeep Singh, Sardar Singh from hockey, Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa from Badminton, Sushil Kumar from wrestling, Leander Paes from tennis, Vijender Singh, Mary Kom from boxing.
Would Olympics 2012 be another milestone in raising India’s medal tally? To know tune in to The Contenders only on CNN-IBN starting on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 @ 8:30PM and a repeat telecast on every Sunday @ 12PM and 9:30PM.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said Olympics fever is now in its peak in the entire sporting world. Olympics is the biggest sporting event. It’s a stage for all sportsmen to prove their mettle in an international stage. We are confident of providing an enjoyable experiential of the Games to all sports lovers.”