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TIME INC.’S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TO PRESENT A MULTI-PLATFORM LOOK AT CAITLYN JENNER’S 1976 DECATHLON GOLD — ONE OF THE GREAT OLYMPIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME

Jenner Sits Down with SI for a Series of Extensive Interviews Which Included Personally Revisiting Pivotal Locations and Moments From Her Olympic Journey 

SI Films Premiere Set for June 6 on SI.com; Long-Form Digital Package and 
Magazine Cover Story to Be Released on June 8

 (New York, June 1, 2016)— Sports Illustrated today announces a multi-platform, 40th anniversary retrospective of Caitlyn Jenner’s 1976 Gold Medal-winning decathlon performance at the Montreal Olympic Games. It begins with an SI Films premiere on Monday, June 6 on SI.com, and continues with a long-form digital package and magazine cover story to be released on June 8. Jenner gave Sports Illustrated and Senior Writer Tim Layden exclusive and extensive access, sharing her perspective and the journey that led her to the gold medal performance. She also spoke openly about the legacy of winning the gold medal and its impact on her journey as a transgender woman in the public eye.

 SI and Jenner traveled to key locations on the Olympian's path, walking the track at the University of Oregon, where she qualified for her first Olympics in 1972, and also visiting San Jose City College, where she trained for the ’76 Olympic Games. During these conversations and through interviews conducted at her Malibu home, Jenner offered candid reflections of the games and what it meant to be an Olympic champion.

 This is the latest in a series of major SI exclusives. Last week, Lionel Messi’s first-person perspective on coming to America for Copa America was the subject of an SI Films production, long-form digital package and magazine cover story. This summer, SI will also give multi-platform long-form treatment to Ken Griffey Jr. on the eve of his Baseball Hall of Fame induction.

 “We are excited to bring a fresh perspective to one of the greatest athletic performances of all time,” said Paul Fichtenbaum, Sports Illustrated Group Editor, about the Jenner project. “Obviously, so much has transpired since the ’76 Olympic Games. Thanks to Tim's access, this story is rich with layers, and we’ve got multidimensional content that fans will enjoy across any platform they choose.”

 The SI Films trailer can be embedded in your online coverage. Please reference that this SI Film will premiere June 6. Please see here for the link to the video: http://on.si.com/1Uutoda

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Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016