The Journey to Paris 2024 with Team GB
‘The Journey’ is a four-part human-interest docuseries that brings fans inside the lives of four Team GB athletes in the run up to the biggest sporting event in the world – The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics: everyday people, living and working among us, achieving extraordinary things.
For this project, Team GB and mobility partner Toyota wanted to put athletes and their stories at the heart of the narrative in their ‘journey’ to the Games, underpinned by a common theme of ‘resilience’ – something that feels particularly relevant today.
Chrome gained full access to the athletes and their lives, following them during training, physio appointments and home life. Each film was led by the athlete, telling their story authentically to create a personal connection with the audience.
Episode 1 Roxy Milliner
Roxy was a World Trampolining Champion when a serious spinal injury led her to switch sports. She spoke to us about her humble beginnings, how she expresses pain and joy through breaking and her hopes of becoming the first breaker to represent Britain when the sport makes its Olympic debut this year.
Episode 2 Laura Kenny
The most successful female Olympian in British history isn’t done yet. After giving birth to her second son Monty in 2023, the five-time Olympic gold medal-winner starts her pursuit to make history at Paris 2024, but her route back to track cycling glory will not be an easy one. Laura opened up to us about how her return to the velodrome is different this time, and why she no longer has a point to prove.
Episode 3 Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix
Andrea described to us how it felt when she started on the senior dive circuit at just 13 years old: “I was a little scrawny kid, no meat on me, and I was throwing myself off 10 metres like the adults. Nothing is expected of you when you’re the underdog, it was like a superpower.”
Now aged 19, diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is already a Team GB Olympian with high hopes for Paris 2024 – however, it’s the journey, not just the destination, that she relishes. This is her story.
Episode 4 Giarnni Regini-Moran
After becoming National and European Champion at just 17, artistic gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran had the world at his feet before a serious knee injury that fractured his tibia and damaged multiple knee ligaments and his hamstring left his career in tatters. After multiple reconstructive surgeries and effectively having to learn to walk again, returning to competitive gymnastics looked virtually impossible. Giarnni explains where he found his determination to compete again and how his greatest achievement is never giving up.