Simone Biles Invites You To Follow Her Journey In Documentary To Be Released On Facebook Watch Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics
In what seemed to be countless postponements and delays in the sports world in 2020, count the Olympics as one of the major events that saw major change.
Originally slated for 2020 obviously, the Summer Olympic Games were postponed to this year, 2021. Let the countdown begin! As a matter of fact, if you’d like a countdown to the second, there’s an official countdown on the Tokyo 2020 site.
As of February 12, there’s 161 days left until the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympic Games start. It’ll run from July 23 to August 8.
One of the best parts of the Olympics is it’s an example of how people from all over the world can come together no matter the background, political difference, or race, and be united.
Another wonderful part of the games is the athletes all have a unique, special story in how they got to that point to represent their country on a world stage. There’s countless storylines that can uplift, encourage, and inspire communities to chase their dreams.
While you’re waiting for the Olympics to start up, there will at least be one video documentary series highlighting one of the US Olympic Athletes.
Simone Biles invites you to follow her journey in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in the documentary “Versus Series” on Facebook Watch set to be released in the summer of 2021. The series has featured Tom Brady and Steph Curry previously.
“Years of dedication,” Biles said in a Tweet promoting the series. “Years of training. It all comes down to this. Follow my journey in the next chapter of the Versus Series. Simone vs Herself comes to @FacebookWatch this summer! #SimoneVsHerself.”
“My gymnastics career has been filled with a lot of ups and downs despite what a lot of people may think, and, in a lot of ways, my career has felt like I’ve been trying to prove myself to others,” Biles said in a statement on the series according to People. “…My mom has always encouraged me to be the ‘best Simone I can be’ and I now have a true appreciation for what that really means, which is one of the big reasons I wanted to come back for Tokyo. I want to challenge myself to be the best Simone I can be for me and, no matter the outcome, share with my fans the process and approach I am taking along the way in the hope that it may help inspire others to be the best version of themselves too.”
To have a plan to compete in the 2020 Olympics and to have that all of a sudden shift and get delayed a year later, it can be a real challenge. It’s something these Olympic athletes around the world have faced.
As the Olympic Games approach after much anticipation and training, it can be a reminder that, especially in this day and age, we can just be grateful for each day as it comes and keep it all in perspective. To stay the course and be grateful, even through all the unknowns.
In January, People mentioned that Biles talked to Today about the Olympics: “We are in a pandemic, so we’re kind of ready for whatever life throws at us at this point,” Biles said to Today as transcribed by People. “We’re training ‘as if,’ and whatever happens, happens. We have to do what is safe for the rest of the world, for ourselves, to make sure everyone is healthy…I know other sports have gone and done testing every day. And it just is a matter of time until we hear what the Olympic Committee has to say and what their precautions are going to be going forward. But whatever they say they want us to do, I’m in 100%.”
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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