Transgender Athletes Share Their Personal Journeys in Olympic Channel’s Identify


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MADRID  – Featuring the inspiring journeys of five transgender athletes and how sport helped them find their true identities, Identify, the new original series from the Olympic Channel, profiles athletes who are making their mark in the sports world. The five-episode docu-series premieres on Wednesday, 28 June, and is available worldwide exclusively on the Olympic Channel digital platform mobile app and at olympicchannel.com.

Athletes Chloe Anderson (volleyball player), Schuyler Bailar (swimmer), Harrison Browne (hockey player), Pat Manuel (boxer) and Chris Mosier (triathlete) each share their personal stories of the challenges and triumphs they’ve endured while facing gender and identity issues in their desire to compete.

“At the end of the day, I’m just a person that loves volleyball, and I want to play it,” said Anderson. “I just love the sport that I play, and I want to try and continue to do it, so I just keep pushing to make sure I do.”

“In a boxing match, it’s like everything is right with my world,” said Manuel who has returned to competition after transitioning. “When I see boxing itself, I see myself reflected.”

Identify was produced exclusively for the Olympic Channel by VICE Media.

The Olympic Channel is a ground-breaking global platform where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.

Olympic Channel Episode Guide: Identify

Episode 1 – Identify: This transgender volleyball player’s path leads to an NCAA women’s team

Follow Chloe Anderson as she heads to UC Santa Cruz and meets her new teammates for the first time.

Episode 2 – Identify: Former Olympic boxing hopeful looks to make history as a trans fighter

Description: Pat Manuel returned to competition after transitioning. Can he find challengers to return to the top?

Episode 3 – Identify: First professional trans athlete faces a crossroads after coming out publicly

Harrison Browne is a transgender man and a leading forward for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League.

Episode 4 – Identify: Meet the transgender swim star who’s earned a spot on the men’s team

Schuyler Bailar is a decorated swimmer who was recruited to Harvard as a female, but has found peace after transitioning to a male.

Episode 5 – Identify: Team USA triathlete Chris Mosier continues to break barriers for trans athletes

The first trans athlete on a U.S. national team is an advocate for key rule changes governing transgender athletes.

Schedule is subject to change.

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About the Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.