11/24/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2018 10:35
Nov. 24, 2018, 11 a.m. (ET)
In an effort to increase and enhance the pipeline of world-class athletes pursuing Olympic sport, the United States Olympic Committee in partnership with Milk Life and 24 Hour Fitness has developed a talent-identification program, 'Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful.'
The program is aimed at finding athletes with a background in any sport whose skills could transfer to various Olympic sports. Ninety athletes from across the country were invited to spend several days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. One winner was selected for each of the eight sports. The sports for Season 2 are bobsled, boxing, canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, rugby, skeleton and weightlifting.
Tune in tonight to catch part one of Next Olympic Hopeful at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Part two airs Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
In the meantime, check out 25 of the coolest action shots from Scouting Camp below.