‘The Nagano Tapes’ Relives Olympic Hockey Underdog Story

The Czech Republic defeated the U.S. hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics to enter the semifinals, bringing back memories of the country’s surprising gold medal victor at the Nagano Olympics 20 years ago.

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A new trailer for Olympic Channel’s “Five Rings Films: The Nagano Tapes” takes hockey fans back to 1998 to relive the underdog story of the Czech team’s unlikely victory in Japan.

Five Rings Films: The Nagano Tapes
Five Rings Films: The Nagano Tapes

“The Nagano Tapes” offers a look at the significance of the team’s success to Czech national pride at an important moment in the country’s history and features interviews interviews with Canada’s Theoren Fleury, Eric Lindros and Marc Crawford (Coach). It also includes archival footage and never-before-seen footage shot with IMAX cameras.

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“Five Rings Films: The Nagano Tapes” premiered Wednesday on the Olympic Channel, watch it here.

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