Superstars is an all-around sports competition that pits elite athletes from different sports against one another in a series of athletic events resembling a decathlon. The idea was developed by 1948 and 1952 Olympic figure skating champion Dick Button. He shopped the idea to all three U.S. television networks, and ABC bought it as a special for the winter of 1973. The first Superstars competition was held in Rotonda West, Florida in March 1973 and was won by pole vaulter Bob Seagren.
Competitors compete in a series of events. The sports used have varied somewhat over time and between the European and American competitions. Points are awarded for the position in which the competitor places in each event. The competitor with the most points at the end of all ten events is declared the champion.
This is a six week series, airing the premiere episode tonight!
The competitors include:
Terrell Owens paired with Joanna Krupa, Jeff Kent paired with Ali Landry, Robert Horry paired with Estella Warren, Bode Miller paired with Paige Hemmis, Jennifer Capriati paired with David Charvet, Lisa Leslie paired with Dan Cortese, Brandi Chastain paired with Julio Iglesias, Jr., and Kristi Leskinen paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
The show is hosted by ESPN’s John Saunders, former NFL player Warren Sapp and TV personality Jenn Brown.
Check out a preview of the show:
If you are interested in this show, be sure to tune in to ABC tonight!
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