Judy Murray to lead new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’ | News News

first_imgJudy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’ which starts on November 24 Dame Kelly Holmes DBEChristine Ohuruogu MBE Take a look at what’s to come as Judy Murray interviews the biggest names in sport and explores stories of success, discrimination and achieving the impossible “Sky Sports made the commitment back in March 2020 to invest in more original women’s sport content and programming,” Rob Webster, managing director of Sky Sports said.“Driving Force is a great example of how Sky Sports can use its voice to bring important sporting stories to new audiences, with the ambition of raising awareness around the challenges female athletes face, for both existing and future generations.“We want to bring to life, stories we know that viewers will love, but that will also ultimately drive change within sport.”Driving Force EpisodesEp 1. Judy Murray OBE: Looks at the driving force behind Judy herself, her career and why she won’t take no for an answer.Ep 2. Steph Houghton MBE: Examines the responsibility of becoming captain, the importance of family and how to stay true to yourself.Ep 3. Victoria Pendleton CBE: Explores how to overcome setbacks, quiet determination and what it takes to succeed.Ep 4. Dina Asher-Smith: Takes a look at the power of visibility within sport, feeling invincible and really hard work. Ep 5. Natasha Jonas: Talks about respect, supporting others and the mindset needed to be the best.Ep 6. Charlotte Dujardin CBE: Explores unexpected success, pushing boundaries and keeping her cool during competition time.Ep 7. Rebecca Adlington CBE: Highlights the importance of a support network, sports psychology and becoming a champion.Ep 8. Dame Sarah Storey DBE: Discusses training, falling in love and dealing with the unexpected.Ep 9. Dame Kelly Holmes DBE: Delves into fighting injury battles, mental health and the price of success.Ep 10. Christine Ohuruogu MBE: Focuses on harsh realisations, learning to adapt and what it takes to win.Ep 11. Katie Taylor: Offers a rare glimpse into her life in the spotlight, what makes her tick and the pressures of staying at the top of her game.Watch the first episode of Driving Force on November 24 at 9pm on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event at 10:15pm. It will also be available On Demand via Sky and NOW TV. Dame Kelly Holmes delves into the areas of fighting injury battles, mental health and the price of success while Katie Taylor will offer a rare glimpse into her life in the spotlight, discussing what makes her tick and looking at the pressures of staying at the top of her game.Billie Jean King, Sir Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, Martina Navratilova, Graziano Pelle and Jamie and Harry Redknapp all contribute to the series, alongside the featured athletes.“Driving Force tells the backstory of some of our most successful sportswomen – discovering who and what inspired them and helped them to the top of their game,” Judy Murray said.“We explore their journeys and feature the highs, the lows and the curve balls. It’s a fascinating watch and will raise awareness not just of their incredible achievements but also of the issues and challenges that still exist for women in sport.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Driving Force – Featured Athlete Episodes Rebecca Adlington CBE Dame Sarah Storey DBE Natasha JonasCharlotte Dujardin CBE Judy Murray is set to interview the biggest names in sport and explore stories of success, discrimination and achieving the impossible for a new Sky Sports docuseries ‘Driving Force’.The series, which starts on November 24, is exclusive to Sky Sports and explores the making of athletes and the driving forces behind their success.It aims to shine a light on inequality and other challenges in sport and has a view to calling out, educating and highlighting the need for change for future generations. Across the series, athletes lay their stories bare and unveil both the negative and positive sides of professional sport.- Advertisement – Victoria Pendleton CBEDina Asher-Smith Steph Houghton, Dina Asher-Smith, Natasha Jonas, Katie Taylor, Victoria Pendleton, Charlotte Dujardin, Rebecca Adlington, Dame Sarah Storey, Christine Ohuruogu and Dame Kelly Holmes are among the athletes who will tell their stories to Judy Murray on ‘Driving Force’ Last Updated: 12/11/20 10:07am Judy Murray OBESteph Houghton MBE Judy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries 'Driving Force' which starts on November 24
Judy Murray OBE will present a new Sky Sports docuseries 'Driving Force' which starts on November 24

Former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley honored by Japan

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley will be honored by the Japanese government tonight as part of the team’s annual Japan Night.O’Malley will receive The Order of the Rising Sun for the contributions he has made promoting friendly relations through baseball between Japan and the U.S. and the development of baseball in Japan.The decoration, conferred by Emperor Akihito, will be presented by Harry H. Horinouchi, Japan’s consul general in Los Angeles, in a ceremony before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies.O’Malley has made approximately 85 trips to Japan. His first came in 1956 when he joined his parents, Walter and Kay, and his sister, Terry, accompanying the National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers on their first goodwill tour to Japan. “I am extremely humbled and grateful for this honor,” O’Malley said. “The 1956 trip introduced me to the people of Japan and they made a lasting impact on me.“I saw first-hand fan enthusiasm throughout the country, their appreciation of baseball and warm welcome to the Dodger team. Consequently, I was fortunate to establish lifetime friendships through the common language of baseball and I’ve enjoyed bringing people together from the two countries.”The Government of Japan established The Order of the Rising Sun on April 10, 1875. It is the highest honor for a citizen not from Japan.It is awarded to those who have “distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.”O’Malley, whose sale of the Dodgers to the Fox Group was completed in 1998, now chairs Historic Dodgertown — Vero Beach, Florida, the effort to continue use of the Dodgers’ former spring training site. It was used in April by the Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for minicamps.center_img Japan Night will also include an appearance by the Nisei Week Court, a Taiko Drum performance by LA Matsuri Taiko, Japan-born actress Keiko Takeshita performing the Japanese and U.S. national anthems, Hello Kitty throwing the ceremonial first pitch and the first 40,000 fans in attendance receiving a Hello Kitty plush.The Nihon Teriyaki Dog will be available at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas on the field, loge and reserve levels. It is a quarter-pound all-beef Super Dodger Dog dipped in teriyaki sauce, served on sweet Hawaiian bread and topped with a pineapple, cilantro and diced tomato salsa.last_img read more