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Sky Documentaries to profile Daley Thompson

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Sky Documentaries to profile Daley Thompson

The Sky Original is simply entitled ‘Daley’…

Sky Documentaries will air the feature documentary on the life of Britain’s double Olympic decathlon champion, Daley Thompson. Coming to Sky Documentaries and NOW in July, Daley will be hitting screens just in time for the 2024 Olympics.

With unprecedented access and never seen before archive, the film chronicles his legendary sporting achievements, from the streets of London’s Notting Hill to Greece’s Olympia, the site where his iconic event began during the Ancient Games.

For the first time, Thompson reveals the struggles he faced on his road to success and narrates a compelling story about the complex man behind the Olympian. Family, friends, and other sporting legends, including Caitlyn Jenner, Dame Denise Lewis, Lord Sebastian Coe, Linford Christie and rival turned close friend, Jurgen Hingsen, offer their personal perspectives into the man they know so well.

His remarkable career also shines a light on the momentous issues impacting on sport at the time: racism, drugs, commercialisation and global politics. As 2024 marks the fortieth anniversary of Daley’s second gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, a Games of global political boycotts and commercial profit, he is able to offer us a powerful commentary on a contemporary sporting world facing the very same timeless issues and controversies today.

Jack Oliver, Head of Co-Productions at Sky:

“With the Olympics around the corner, we are thrilled to … tell Daley’s story, a true sporting legend and one of the best decathletes of our time. With unprecedented access, exclusive archival footage and a host of brilliant contributors, we hope to give viewers a behind the scenes glimpse at the complex journey of one man, who became Britain’s greatest all around athlete”

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