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Real Sports visits the capital of the Chechen Republic to explore the strange world of the Akhmat MMA fight club, founded and run by military dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. Plus, a first-hand look at global warming’s impact on the Great Barrier Reef and a report on the story of Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who nearly died after a massive heart attack until a transplant from former NFL player, Konrad Reuland, saved his life.

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HBO Receives 18 News and Docs Emmy Nominations

Real Sports segment “Cost of the Game: The Dangers of Youth Football” has been nominated for Outstanding Investigative Report by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Read the full announcement here.

June 2017

Previously on Real Sports

Jon Frankel delves into the world of bullfighting and Mary Carillo sits down with American tennis phenom Frances Tiafoe. Plus, a profile on Jeff Glasbrenner, an amputee who recently added climbing Mount Everest to his list of athletic feats.


Real Sports Wins 2 Emmys

HBO took home five trophies from the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. See the full list of winners here.


Real Sports Receives Peter Jennings Award

The series was honored for its 2016 expose on the International Olympic Committee. This is Real Sports' second award from the OPC. Read here for more on the 78th Annual OPC Award winners.


HBO Receives 35 Guild Awards

Real Sports took home the award for Outstanding Sports Program. See the full list of HBO winners here.

July 26, 2016

The Lords of the Rings

Ahead of the Rio Olympics, Real Sports took a comprehensive look at the powerful and largely unchecked International Olympic Committee.

April 19, 2016


In 2006, Donald Trump embarked on a mission to build one of the greatest luxury golf resorts in the world on the historic northeast coast of Scotland. The project sparked heated opposition from locals who believed the venture would spoil their pristine coastline.


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