February 09, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Tonight on the Biggest Loser, the remaining contestants will get a glimpse into what it’s like to live, eat, and train like an Olympian. As NBC prepares to kick of the Olympic Winter Games this weekend, the reality weight loss competitors are in for a number of shocking twists and surprise guests. This is the last episode of The Biggest Loser for three weeks so keep reading to find out what’s in store…
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the contestants are given the rare opportunity to live like Olympians while staying at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Once they arrive, they learn that the entire game is about to change: they’ll no longer be competing as teams! That’s right….it’s every man or woman for themselves from here on out and tonight’s episode will see two Biggest Loser hopefuls leaving the “ranch” for good.
Greeting the competitors upon their arrival to the OTC is a number of special celebrity guests that include five-time Paralympian Alison Jones,Â first-time Olympian and short track speedskater J.R. Celski, gold medalist alpine skier Julia Mancuso, and freestyle aerial skier Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. The Biggest Loser competitors are given the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch and light the cauldron signifying the start of the games.
After meeting with two U.S. Olympic Committee nutritionists for a lesson in healthy eating, the contestants are off for a workout with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, joined by Olympians Mancuso and Peterson. A visit to the Garden of the Gods finds the players competing in a Biggest Loser biathlon, facilitated by Paralympic biathlete Kelly Underkofler.
Finally it’s time for a last chance workout withÂ two-time U.S. figure skating national champion Rockne Brubaker before heading to elimination. This week, the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss will automatically be eliminated from the competition while the other two individuals that fall below the yellow line will be up for a vote. The Biggest Loser airs tonight at 8pm and then will be on hiatus due to the Olympics until March 2.
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