— Published 27 January 2022

Four athletes tell their stories

The IOC is stepping up its game. With just 10 days to go before the opening of the Beijing 2022 Games, the Olympic body launched its sixth original series of documentaries about athletes on Wednesday 26 January. It looks back at the careers of four big names in winter sports: Italian short track skater Arianna Fontana (pictured above), Canadian snowboarding world champion Mark McMorris, American Olympic silver medallist Chris Mazdzer, and finally, for the Paralympics, multiple American medalist Oksana Masters. Four episodes, one for each athlete, in which each of them unravels the threads of their sporting career and gives the floor to those who have accompanied them. Entitled From the Start, this new original series is the latest co-production between the IOC Olympic Channel and Toyota, one of the sponsors of the TOP programme.