HBO GO pays tribute to the great sportsmanship and triumphs of all Malaysian sportsmen who have competed on a global stage of the Olympics 2020 with its line-up of 10 game-changing stories of athletes who have defied the odds to achieve success.
Slam Dunk Victories
It takes more than long, lanky limbs to play basketball, as these athletes will attest. Gain a different perspective on the game with emotional drama The Way Back, in which a former basketball player agrees to coach his old high school team while confronting the demons from his past. See how the passion of the all-female USC Trojans in the 1980s had a lasting impact on women’s basketball in Women of Troy. Finally, have a laugh with Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes in Space Jam, a true animated classic that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!
The Best Knockouts in Boxing History
It takes grit, discipline and bucketloads of determination to land those historical knockouts in the ring! From fact to fiction, get a glimpse of the man behind the gloves in Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (new this month!) in which boxing legend Muhammad Ali talks about his sport, or witness the rise and fall of Rocky Balboa in the complete collection of Rocky movies, and the anguish of Adonis Creed as he prepares himself to face the son of the man who killed his father, in Creed II.
Go for the Home Run
That resounding ‘smack’ as the bat connects with the ball is priceless, and so is the exultant feeling of hitting it out of the park, or sliding into home base just ahead of the ball. How can a man who lives for the game choose between baseball and the woman he loves? Find out in For Love of the Game, or view the game from a different perspective in Trouble with the Curve, where a baseball scout must contend with the realities of aging.
Rising Above Trials and Tribulations
A former elite swimmer must confront her fears after an accident leaves her with aquaphobia, as she is entrusted with the responsibility of coaching a boys’ swim team in Swimming for Gold. Experience the pain and triumph of losing her passion and finding it again. Also, find out what it is like to be a four-time Olympian athlete in Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season, a documentary that captures her final competition at the World Championship and her rise from child prodigy to being one of the greatest Alpine ski racers in the world.
For all these titles and more at your convenience, download the HBO GO app at App Store or Play Store and get a free trial to experience a vast selection of television series, movies – from action and adventure to comedies, documentaries and critically-acclaimed productions. Can’t decide what to watch? Just try the “I’m feeling random” feature to discover something new!