As the next generation of athletes prepare to take home the gold in Tokyo this summer, Peacock is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Olympics with “The ’96 Effect” and “The Sisters of ’96: The 1996 USA Women’s Soccer Olympic Team,” two new shows honoring female Olympians’ legacy on the Atlanta games.
Streaming on June 17, “The ’96 Effect” is a three-part documentary series that follows four legendary USA women’s teams who won gold at the 1996 Olympics. Produced by Lookalike Productions, the docuseries features interviews with the athletes, who reveal how the USA teams inspired each other, the significance of Title IX on their lives and careers and the impact they made on their respective sports.
Featured athletes include USA Women’s basketball’s Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoopes and head coach Tara VanDerveer; gymanastics’ Amanda Borden, Dominque Dawes and Shannon Miller; softball’s Laura Berg, Lisa Fernandez and Dot Richardson; and soccer’s Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Shannon MacMillan and Briana Scurry.
On July 16, Peacock is also streaming the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s tournament final game, which has never before been fully televised, alongside “The Sisters of ’96: The 1996 USA Women’s Soccer Olympic Team.”
Produced by NBC Olympics, the hour-long special reunites soccer stars Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, Shannon MacMillan, Briana Scurry and Tisha Venturini on the field they took home the gold to watch the match together for the first time and recount their victory and the legacy of the team.
Peacock will also celebrate the female athletes competing in Tokyo this year with “On Her Turf at the Olympics,” streaming Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
“There are so many amazing female Olympians, and we’re proud to have a show dedicated to highlighting their stories in Tokyo,” said Rebecca Chatman, vice president and coordinating producer of Olympic production. “We are excited to celebrate both the legacy of the 1996 US Women’s teams and to showcase the incredible performances by women in Tokyo with ‘On Her Turf’ on Peacock.”