GSN CELEBRATES LABOR DAY WITH A SPECIAL MARATHON OF ITS HIT SERIES "MINUTE TO WIN IT" WITH APOLO ANTON OHNO
August 28, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) - GSN announced today that the network will bid adieu to summer by airing a marathon of its popular series, MINUTE TO WIN IT featuring host Apolo Anton Ohno, one of the most decorated American athletes of all time. The 10 episode Labor Day marathon will kick off on Monday, September 2nd at 8:00 AM ET until 6:00 pm ET. This marks the first ever GSN holiday marathon for the Ohno hosted episodes of MINUTE TO WIN IT.
In each one-hour episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT, competitors face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win the grand prize of $250,000.
Short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno holds eight Olympic medals-two gold, two silver and four bronze-from the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter games, more than any other American Winter Olympian in history. In 2007, Ohno brought his winning style to DANCING WITH THE STARS, first partnering with Julianne Hough in Season Four. The pair received the first perfect score of 30 in the show's history for their samba routine-and went on to become the season champions. He returned to the show in the fall of 2012 as a member of the first DANCING WITH THE STARS All-Star cast. Recently the athlete, actor, bestselling author and philanthropist has been bringing light to the subject of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), a breathing disorder that handicapped Ohno before it was successfully diagnosed and treated in 2000.
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