Fast Track to the Olympics | Documentary Idea
It has been said that around 70% of the UK population believe that if you train in a sport every single day for a year, you would be good enough at whatever sport you chose to compete in the Olympics.
This documentary follows the filmmaker on his quest to find out whether this is true. At 21, he is old in terms of starting a sporting career and would assess whether it is possible to start 8 or more years late and still be in with a chance. It will begin with talks with professionals within the chosen sport and will involve a full medical and a measured 'test' to monitor improvement over the year.
It will show the struggles athletes go to to be the best at what they do - strict diets, hard training, early mornings, injuries - and hopefully shed light on some 'closed-off' areas of the sporting world. Ultimately, it will aim to answer the question: Is it possible to qualify for the Olympics after training for just a year?