COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee announced the launch of Cooking with Team USA and Brian Boitano Presented by Kellogg’s, a weekly web series on TeamUSA.org. The 20-episode series features Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano making delicious, easy meals with Team USA athletes in the teaching kitchen at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The first two episodes of the series launched last week, and in the premiere, 2014 Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White learned how to make Kellogg’s Corn Flakes crusted French toast with cherry walnut rum syrup. In episode two, Esther Lofgren, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist in rowing, baked chocolate chip cookies alongside Boitano. Fans can visit TeamUSA.org/CookingWithTeamUSA for the latest videos, recipe cards, outtakes and more.
“We are always exploring ways to create fun, new content for our fans, and Cooking with Team USA is an innovative way to get to know our athletes outside of competition,” said Lisa Baird, USOC chief marketing officer. “Additionally, this series showcases the advances the U.S. Olympic Committee is making in the nutrition space, including our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, which facilitates training between our athletes and our sport dieticians.”
A new episode of the web series will be released every Wednesday featuring new dishes and Team USA athletes through Sept. 9. Recipes for all of the dishes will be featured on TeamUSA.org for fans to try at home. Athletes making appearances in the series alongside Boitano include:
- Jon Anderson (wrestling) – 2016 Olympic hopeful
- Sue Bird (basketball) – Two-time Olympic champion (2008, 2012)
- David Boudia (diving) – 2012 Olympic champion in 10-meter platform
- Meryl Davis and Charlie White (figure skating) – 2014 Olympic champions in ice dancing
- Alex Deibold (snowboarding) – 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in snowboardcross
- Marlen Esparza (boxing) – 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in flyweight
- Lex Gillette (Paralympic track and field) – Three-time Paralympic silver medalist in long jump
- Blake Leeper (Paralympic track and field) – Two-time Paralympic medalist
- Esther Lofgren (rowing) – 2012 Olympic champion in women’s eight
- Jessica Long (Paralympic swimming) – 12-time Paralympic gold medalist (2004, 2008, 2012)
- Carly Patterson (gymnastics) – Three-time Olympic medalist (2004)
- Allison Schmitt (swimming) – Five-time Olympic medalist (2012)
- Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani (figure skating) – 2014 Olympians
- Kara Patterson Winger (track and field) – Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012)
“Combining Brian’s passion for food and sport, this series adds another creative element to our partnership with the USOC,” said Noel Geoffroy, senior vice president of marketing at Kellogg’s. “Fans learn more about these amazing athletes and see firsthand how Kellogg’s fuels athletes as they pursue their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.”
Boitano, a three-time Olympian, reached the pinnacle of sport at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Winter Games where he captured the men’s figure skating gold medal. In 2009, he pursued his passion for the culinary arts and hosted What Would Brian Boitano Make? on the Food Network. In 2014, he served on the U.S. Presidential delegation at the Sochi Games.
About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
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