Equalizer Winter Production is Underway Our winter edition of The Equalizer is well under way. The Equalizer Winter is a one-hour Canadian/German co-production that investigates the evolution of technology in sport. The documentary seeks answers to questions such as, what if the greatest high-performance athletes – present and past – could compete against each other […]
The Equalizer Challenges Summer Olympics 2016 Athletes on CBC The starting pistol has fired and the summer olympics 2016 have begun! Full of hundreds of events, thousands of athletes, all performing before approximately 6 million inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – prepare for the trials and tribulations that are the Olympic Games 2016. Our award-winning […]
Award Winning ‘The Equalizer” Documentary is Re-airing on CBC for the Olympics 2016 Preparing for Olympics 2016 with “The Equalizer” The Equalizer Sports Documentary series has been a huge success! So it seems fitting that we pass the baton onto the CBC network before and during the Olympics 2016. They will be re-airing the full feature a […]
Last week, Sarah Hammer’s cycling coach and husband Andy Sparks sent us an update:
Peter Feeney is a shoemaker who was asked to recreate the track and field shoes that 1936 Olympic Champion, Jesse Owens, would have worn in competition. The twist? A modern champ – Andre De Grasse – will race in the sprint shoes to see if he can beat Owens’ former world record in The Equalizer (trailer).
Steve Haake, director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, is a professor known for his expertise in sports engineering and research. In our upcoming documentary, he’s also known as “Professor Equalizer” so to speak.
For Immediate Release: January 27, 2016 “THE EQUALIZER” EXPLORES THE SCIENCE OF SPORT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER PITS RECORD-SETTING ATHLETES OF TODAY AGAINST LEGENDS OF THE PAST ON THE NATURE OF THINGS, PREMIERING MARCH 3 ON CBC-TV
American Mark Spitz, the decorated world champion and 9-time gold medal Olympian, is a total legend among competitive swimmers. With his trademark moustache and Speedo, he set a number of world records and became a pop culture icon.
It’s not every day you get to film a top sprinter in his prime, let alone have him run just for you. But that’s what the Kensington crew did with Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse – fresh of his two gold-medal runs at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
With the 2015 Pan Am Games underway in Toronto, we couldn’t think of a better time to announce the five world-class athletes we’re filming this summer. In fact, three of our five athletes are competing at Pan Am!
IN PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes at the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre with star kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Every year, athletes set new world records. But are today’s top performers really better than athletes of the past? Are sprinters faster or do they just have better shoes and tracks? Are swimmers stronger or do they just have sleeker swimsuits?
Have you ever watched the Olympics and wondered how athletes continue to break world records? Are human beings becoming stronger and faster or is it the enhanced gear, equipment and facilities that help athletes set record-highs?