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Queen Underwood, Katie Taylor Featured in Official U.S. Release of Olympic Film – “FIRST”

May 12th, 2013 at 11:30 AM
By Sharon Scrima

'2012 Olympics logo on the Olympic clock in Trafalgar Square' photo (c) 2011, Ben Sutherland - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

USA Boxing’s Queen Underwood is one of three American Olympians featured in the official Olympic film  "FIRST: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games". The film follows the stories of 12 first-time Olympians in the journey they took to win Olympic gold in their respective sports. A big hit in European theaters and on DVD since November, the film will be shown one night only in select theaters throughout the United States on May 30, 2013.

Underwood is joined by fellow female boxer Katie Taylor, the lightweight gold medalist from Ireland who lobbied hard to have women’s boxing included in the London 2012 Games for the first time in Olympic history.

Directed by Caroline Rowland, the documentary provides unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to some of the greatest moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Seven years after production of the acclaimed films about London's 2005 bid to host the Games, the IOC granted Rowland the rights to film "FIRST". With unique access to film hundreds of hours of event coverage, Rowland captured 60 hours of footage over a six-week period leading up to the London Games featuring the athletes, their families, coaches and friends.

This one-night special event held by Fathom Events will play in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, May 30. Additional film details and ticket information, theaters and show times can be seen by visiting the Fathom Events website.

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Tags: Boxing, Caroline Rowland, Katie Taylor, Queen Underwood

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