‘The Biggest Loser’ Airing Special Winter Olympics-Themed Episode This Tuesday
NBC has revealed that the newest episode of The Biggest Loser, airing this coming Tuesday, will be a star-studded affair.
This Tuesday, The Biggest Loser will air a special Winter Olympic-themed episode, in which the finalists will train at Utah Olympic Park and meet former Olympic athletes, including eight-time medalist Apolo Ohno and Olympian Lolo Jones.
After arriving at Utah’s lavish Olympic park, trainer Dolvett Quince introduces the contestants to Olympic gold medalist Ohno, who talks about his own “Second Chance” – this season’s theme – and works out with the contestants inside the Olympic Oval arena. The contestants then get to compete in the sport of curling, after an introduction to USA Curling team members Jessica Schultz, Debbie McCormick and Ann Swisshelm.
The journey continues at the base of the bobsled track, where words of motivation from USA Bobsled Team members Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator provide the eight remaining contestants with the motivation to tackle the next challenge: a grueling run up the mile-long bobsled track, a challenge made far more difficult by the elevation of over 7,000 feet.
Also this week, trainer Bob Harper designs an Olympic-inspired workout that puts all the players to the test, while trainer Jillian Michaels tries to help a contestant still struggling to embrace her self-worth. Travelling and being away from the ranch environment leaves many contestants worried about their weight loss this week — fears that only intensify at the weigh-in, where shocking results push two players below the yellow line and force the other contestants to decide which player is going home.
The special Winter Olympics-themed episode of The Biggest Loser airs Tuesday, January 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.