Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) Sports Europe has announced a raft of programming ahead of the Paris Olympics.
The shows include Chasing Glory from Mike Christie’s Supercollider (part of Zinc Media), a seven-part fly on the wall series that chronicles the pursuit of gold by six of the world’s most recognisable athletes in the year leading up to Paris 2024. The athletes are Karsten Warholm – Norway’s 400m hurdles World Record holder and current Olympic champion; Janja Garnbret – current and first ever Olympic climbing champion, competing for Slovenia; Menno Van Gorp – the Dutch breaking legend and three-time BC One Champion set to compete in the sport’s first ever Olympic competition; Dina Asher-Smith – the fastest woman ever to represent Great Britain; Peter Sagan – the Slovakian superstar of cycling and three-time World Champion chasing Olympic Mountain Biking gold following his retirement from road cycling and Vahine Fierro – the young Tahitian surfer and former World Junior Champion looking to make waves in her home country
There are also new episodes of Eurosport’s first-person Refugees’ Voice feature on Eurosport.com from next month. Part of WBD’s Home Crowd campaign which seeks to garner support for the Refugee Olympic Team and raise greater awareness of displaced people, the series will feature the stories of Refugee Athlete Scholarship holders hoping to be selected to compete in Paris.
Scott Young, Group SVP, Content, Production and Business Operations, WBD Sports Europe, said: “2024 is set to be one of the most spectacular years of sport the world has ever seen with the Olympic Summer Games in Paris being the jewel in the crown. Our approach to Paris 2024 is to tell the story of these Games through the athletes who compete in an authentic and engaging form of storytelling that brings fans closer than ever to their heroes. We will share these stories to the widest possible audience across Europe by producing year-round programming, in short and long form formats. Our commitment is to screen the widest variety of Olympic sports anywhere while providing immersive coverage that gets to the heart of the action, and the outcomes.
“Our new Olympic programmes, including our flagship series Chasing Glory, will celebrate the inspiring athletes preparing for Paris and better connect them with our viewers to continue building excitement all the way to Games.”
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