Amid COVID-19 pandemic, SPSN brings sporting action to fans

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Last Updated: Fri, May 22nd, 2020, 16:51:38hrs

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) In the coming weeks, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will bring fans closer to some of the biggest names in Indian Olympic history with ‘Sony Ten presents The Medal of Glory.

Initially launched on the official Facebook page of SPSN, the series will now make its way to the TV sets. The series fills the void of LIVE sports for viewers as it showcases never-heard-before conversations with Olympians talking about how they are faring during the lockdown, their fitness and diet regimes, their journey to victory, representing India at international tournaments and the importance of hitting the ground running once life resumes normalcy.

The first episode will feature Abhinav Bindra and Leander Paes while the second episode features Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik and Vijender Singh. The third episode of the series will focus on Vijay Kumar, Karnam Malleswari and Mary Kom, while Gagan Narang Yogeshwar Dutt and KD Jadhav come on-board for the fourth episode.

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In the 80s and early 90s India was a part of some successful ODI campaigns when they toured Australia. With 'Retro India', SPSN brings a 15 part series that showcases some of the success India tasted on unfamiliar conditions – right from the 1985-86 tri-series between Australia, India & New Zealand where Men in Blue had a good run up until the finals, to the B&H 1991-92 tri-series between Australia, India & West Indies which again saw the Indian team challenge the best in the world.

SPSN brings 'Modern Marvels', a show compiled of best innings played by the best batsmen in the world right now. Each week will be dedicated to one modern marvel and the line-up boasts names like Virat Kolhi, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Babar Azam & Joe Root.

From captains to commentators, 'Captain Courageous' looks at some of the strangest situations to ever occur in cricket's history.

'Sport Stars Uncovered' is a lighthearted, entertaining sports program speci?cally designed to provide a totally fresh perspective on sport's biggest stars. Rather than simply glorify these sporting icons, the show aims to humanise them, including profiles on stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, The Williams sisters, David Beckham, LeBron James, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer among others.

'The Homage' pays tribute to the greatest athletes who raised their games during various occasions. Homage: The Unconventional series focuses on the maverick and magnetic characters such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Diego Maradona, Jose Mourinho and Tyson Fury amongst others. Homage: The Rivals series focuses on the opponents that have become true adversaries such as Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, Federer and Nadal and the passionate rivalry of India and Pakistan in cricket amongst others.

With 'Whacked Out Sports', SPSN brings to its viewers a compilation of sports clips featuring some of the best and most excruciating bloopers, crashes and falls. Episodes include fireball soccer, extreme ironing, waterskiing horses, and a guy who calls himself the human catapult.

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