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The New York Times Features "Next Olympic Hopeful" Program

Aug. 21, 2018, 12:48 p.m. (ET)

An athlete begins a test on the Colorado College track at the shooting of "Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful" in July 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Eighty-nine athletes from across the country gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for five days in July for the chance to be invited to a national team camp and try a sport that may have been completely foreign to them. "Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful" aims to increase and enhance the pipeline of world-class athletes pursuing Olympic-sport opportunities in the United States by identifying athletes who have the potential to transfer their talents from one sport to another. 




The New York Times was on site and wrote about the program, which is also supported by associate sponsor 24 Hour Fitness. Eight winners were selected – one for each of the participating sports (bobsled, boxing, canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, rugby, skeleton and weightlifting) – who will be eligible to receive financial, training and medical support as they prepare for the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games.

The article follows the journey of the 89 athletes during their in Colorado, and showcases the reality of becoming an Olympic hopeful. Read below and watch the USOC Productions’ broadcast airing Nov. 24 from 9-10 p.m. ET on NBCSN (Part 1) and Nov. 25 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET on NBC (Part 2).


Read the full article on NYTimes.com