The upcoming Summer Olympics in Bejing, set to triumphantly commence this coming Friday, are groundbreaking. They represent China’s ascent to superpower status with extravagant infastructure, weather-changing technology, and an ever-obedient citizenry, but this is not the first time the world has seen the olympics used as a stage for showcasing newfound political might.
There is one particular element of these games that is truly unprecedented. You got it: for the first time in the history of the Olympics, we’ll have an interactive online TV channel devoted to the games’ coverage.
Ready to whet your palette with tales of American achievement? A Shot At Glory chronicles the Olympic journies of 10 American athletes set to compete. Each installment follows the story behind the rise to Olympian status. The series highlights some truly staggering talent, and an often uphill battle for Olympic success.