ANGEL, July 14, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Award-winning production company Religion of Sports has won the award for “Best Sports Podcast” at the fourth annual Hashtag Sports Awards held Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The company is known for its seven podcast episodes, False Idolwhich reviewed the rise and fall of Oscar Pistoriusa South African Paralympic athlete, tells the story through the eyes of people whose lives have changed irrevocably.
Religion of Sports had five nominations for the 2022 Hashtag Sports Awards, viz Man in the Arena and Simone vs Yekha he was also recognized for his excellence in acting. Both productions were finalists in the Best Original Content or Series (10+ minutes) category. Audio companion podcast Man in the Arena was nominated in the Best Sports Podcast category by Simone vs Yekha was nominated for Best Women’s Sports Content.
“We are honored to be recognized by Hashtag Sports for our three audio and video series that have captivated audiences around the world over the past year,” said Ameeth Sankaran, CEO, Religion of Sports, who also served as presenter at the Hashtag Sports Awards. “At Religion of Sports, we pride ourselves on storytelling, passion and exploring the sport and how it affects our lives and the wider community. False Idol it’s a wonderful story that represents the highest quality, which we want to create and release everywhere. I am proud of the whole team for this great achievement. “
“We are very honored to be recognized by Hashtag Sports, and I want to say, thank you to everyone who spoke to us on this podcast, all the people who shared their stories with us,” he said. Tim Rohanhost of False Idol. “Thank you for helping us tell By Reeva Steenkamp news, and help us highlight other important issues. “
False Idol was a podcast about the life of Oscar Pistorius, a South African olympic athlete who was once considered the greatest olympic athlete ever. He made history at the 2012 London Games, becoming the first retired athlete to compete in the Olympics. Six months later he was arrested for murdering his friend, Reeva Steenkamp. In seven stages, False Idol explored the rise of Pistorius and the tragic events that followed, in addition to critical issues such as hero worship, gender violence, and race in post-apartheid South Africa. The popular documentary told the story through the eyes of the people Pistorius changed forever, and brought much-needed attention to the life of Reeva Steenkamp. With the help of Rohan, who used to work with The New York Times and Sports Illustrated as a journalist covering sports at the intersection of culture, politics and crime, the podcast was brought to the audience in collaboration with PRX, a public media organization with which Religion of Sports has a wide and important relationship, listeners.
This honor comes at a very strong time for the company. In June, Religion of Sports announced the closure of Series B $50 million raising funds with the aim of creating new IP, improving its production network, and expanding international cooperation. Religion of Sports has worked with some of the world’s greatest athletes and continues to expand its ambitions through content, audio, video and more.
About the Religion of Sports
It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CaliforniaReligion of Games is an award-winning media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahanand Gotham Chopra. Believing in the power of sports is having a religion, and the company’s work is defined by thoughtful, sophisticated stories that explore many topics and reveal why sports matter.
Through scripted and unscripted video, podcasts, feature films and community events The Religion of Sports explores the spirituality, science and humanity that connect elite athletes and people of all ages. Since its inception, the company has created impressive projects in collaboration with the world’s top athletes, which are distributed on large and small platforms for digital broadcasting platforms Facebook Watch, Apple TV+, ESPN, Showtime, Fox Sports, NBC. Sports and more. “Tom vs Time” and “Greatness Code” won Sports Emmy awards. In 2021, Religion of Sports had a remarkable year, having expanded the company significantly and expanded its production capacity. In addition, three highly anticipated projects were launched back-to-back in the 3rd and 4th Quarters of 2021, with Simone Biles (“Simone vs. Yekha”), Russell Westbrook (“Passion Play”) and Tom Brady (“Man in the Square”). On the audio front, the company created a companion podcast to go along with the “Man In The Arena” documentary, releasing the first three podcasts – “Lost in Sports”, “Crushed”, and “False Idol” – the last two. among the nominees Ambies for 2022 Best Sports Podcast.
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