World Ch. Schedule : WED 09:05 KST
* Date : 2017-12-20
The real-life story of Winter Olympic athletes from Brazil who have chosen the least-known sport in the country of soccer, bobsleigh."
Bobsleighing in 30°C heat in the tropical country of Brazil
They chose bobsleigh in a country that never sees snow.
Brazil’s national team for bobsleigh, a short-distance race on ice tracks.
Will they be able to race down the tracks at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics?
First-ever training camp since the team was founded in 2002
Their first-ever training camp since the team was founded in 2002 took place for 5 months at the national training camp in Sao Paulo.
But there’s neither a hostel nor a cafeteria for the bobsleigh team.
Lodging? Meals? Without hardly any support, the athletes have to manage everything by themselves while training every day under the 30°C heat.
They even make their own practice rails and sleds. We join them in their training session.
Outsiders with extraordinary backgrounds, Brazil’s national bobsleigh team
All bobsleigh team members have an extraordinary story to tell.
From a former field and track athlete to a basketball player and a decathlete. None of them had even seen a bobsleigh sled when they chose the sport. Even the head coach comes from a completely different discipline, rugby.
The team takes a 2-week vacation after the training camp. We follow team members Edson and Denis and meet their families.
Training camp in Lake Placid in the U.S.
Every year, Lake Placid draws winter sport athletes from around the world.
From Brazil to Canada, and from Canada to the U.S., the bobsleigh team embarks on a 20-hour journey to their training camp. Their first task is to inspect and repair the equipment that has been in the storage for one year.
And here, they finally get to practice on tracks built for real-race scenarios.
After the filming... good news from Brazil and PyeongChang dreams
After wrapping up the filming in November, the bobsleigh team entered a U.S. regional competition and clinched gold. They will be competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Their dream is to join the world’s top 10. Will their dream come true at PyeongChang 2018?