There is a price to pay in the pursuit of excellence. In this episode we explore the cost to the bodies, minds and souls of these athletes, because the path to victory is rarely an easy one. Starring Jiawen Zhao and the Chinese Nordic Combined Team.
The life of a professional athlete is one of extreme pressure. How do they deal with the strain of competing at the highest level, while dealing with the constant risk of failure? Starring Dutch Speed Skater Kai Verbij.
Coping with fear is essential for all winter athletes. They need to be brave to do what they do best, because a moment’s hesitation at the wrong moment can lead to an even more dangerous result. Starring UK snowboarder Katie Ormerod.
Success provides athletes with rewards, respect, opportunities and sometimes a public platform. What do they do with these hard-won prizes? Starring Chinese Freestyle Skier Eileen Gu, and Russian Ice Hockey player, Mikhail Sergachev.