The Rising

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Season 2022

Season 2022, Episode 18 - The Rising: Cal Bruton

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An inspiring documentary series celebrating the worldwide contributions of athletes of colour. This episode focuses on the career of Cal Bruton.

Arthur Ashe

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This week on The Rising, African American tennis player Arthur Ashe and his commitment to social causes plus track star Allyson Felix, a symbol for women’s health.

Bill Russell

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Nelson Mandela brought unity to the South African sporting scene after the abolishment of apartheid and basketball revolutionary Bill Russell, the first black man to coach an NBA team.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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This week on The Rising, Ibtihaj Muhammad’s pioneering work has inspired Muslim athletes the world over and Wilt Chamberlain the larger than life charachter of the NBA.

Lewis Hamilton

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This episode of The Rising features British racing car driver Lewis Hamilton (now Sir Lewis), considered by many to be the best Formula One driver to have ever graced a circuit.

Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan of The Rising was broadcast by SBS ONE on Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 5:00.

The Salute 1968

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During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem. It changed 20th-century history - and their own lives - forever.

Willie Mays

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This episode of The Rising features legendary baseball star Willie Mays, an exceptional all-rounder and considered by many to be one of the best baseball players in the history of the game.

Colin Kaepernick

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This episode of the Rising features former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has become an influential figure for African-American activism in sport.

Jessie Owens

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This episode of the Rising features four-time Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens, considered one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time.