Netflix announced 4 new sports documentary series: Get the details!

Netflix has announced 4 new exhilarating sports documentaries - find out what they're about here!
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Sports fans are in for a treat! Netflix has just announced not one, not two, but four new sports documentary series! Get ready to dive into the thrilling world of sports like never before.

Over the last few years, Netflix has become the go-to spot to get your fix of behind-the-scenes sports drama, and with the addition of these four new documentaries, their library is thriving! Whether you're a die-hard fan or just love a good underdog story, there's something here for everyone.

For those who are curious about what to expect, you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal all the details about the upcoming sports documentary series below. From heart-pounding action to inspiring personal journeys, these series promise to deliver unforgettable stories and moments.

So without further ado, let's take a closer look at what's coming to Netflix for sports enthusiasts everywhere.

Simone Biles: Rising

Simone Biles
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The world came to a standstill when gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from multiple events during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, especially since she was the clear front-runner for several gold medals. But putting her mental health first, she decided to step away from the competition to focus on her recovery. Now four years later, Biles is back in action, and the upcoming docuseries Simone Biles: Rising offers an "intimate look" at the story behind it all.

Directed by: Katie Walsh
Synopsis: Follow gymnast Simone Biles as she balances her personal life, mental health journey and training ahead of a highly anticipated return to the Olympics.
No. of Episodes: 4
Release date: Part 1 of Simone Biles: Rising will premiere on Netflix in July ahead of the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


June Paul
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Sprint is an upcoming docuseries from the team behind Drive to Survive, capturing every millisecond of the long journey from the 2023 World Championships to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Featuring athletes like Sha’Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, and Shericka Jackson, the series also highlights runners from the US, Jamaica, the UK, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Italy.

Directed by: The team behind Drive to Survive
Synopsis: Follow sprinters Sha'Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, Shericka Jackson and more in their pursuit to become the fastest person in the world.
No. of Episodes: 6
Release date: Sprint Season 1 takes off ahead of the starting gun in Paris this July.

Untitled Dallas Cowboys Documentary

Jacksonville Jaguars v Dallas Cowboys
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The highly anticipated Dallas Cowboys Netflix documentary promises to delve into the legacy of "America's Team" through exclusive never-before-seen footage and insightful interviews. Viewers can expect to hear from longtime Cowboys owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones, as well as legendary players from the 1990s including Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, and Deion Sanders. Additionally, head coaches Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer will share their perspectives, alongside appearances from prominent figures like former President George W. Bush and Nike founder Phil Knight. The documentary series will shine a spotlight on the remarkable journey that has shaped the franchise into the cultural icon it is today!

Directed by: Chapman Way and Maclain Way
Synopsis: TBA
No. of Episodes: 10
Release date: TBC

Untitled Olympic Men’s Basketball Documentary

Spalding Basketball
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A new Netflix documentary series, spearheaded by the team behind The Last Dance, delves into the thrilling world of Olympic Men’s Basketball. This behind-the-scenes exploration follows the journey of athletes striving for Olympic glory, offering viewers an insider's look at what it truly means to compete at the highest level on the international stage.

Led by executive producers Connor Schell, Libby Geist, Aaron Cohen, Jason Hehir, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Vinnie Malhotra alongside Ethan Lewis, the series ventures into the heart of the Paris 2024 Olympics. As medal contenders and rising stars prepare to battle it out on the court, audiences will witness exclusive behind-the-scenes moments and discover the evolution of basketball into a fiercely competitive global sport, shaped by generations of legendary players.

Directed by: Jason Hehir
Synopsis: TBA
No. of Episodes: TBC
Release date: Sometime in 2025

Each of these series offers a unique perspective on the world of sports, highlighting not just the games and competitions, but the personal stories, struggles, and triumphs that come with them. So mark your calendars and get ready for an exhilarating ride with Netflix's latest sports documentaries!

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates and be sure to catch these exciting new series as they premiere. Whether you're a sports junkie or just love a good story, these documentaries are sure to hit the mark.

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