As we embark down the road to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, NBC Sports is creating a new monthly program – Chasing Gold: Paris 2024 — that will immerse viewers in the world of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the next Summer Games.

In the debut episode, Mike Tirico and Maria Taylor give us our first introduction to the Olympic scene in Paris, we check in on milestones for U.S. gymnast Konnor McClain and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin, Taylor sits down for a captivating interview with reigning 200m world champion Noah Lyles -- complete with a surprise from U.S. sprint legend Michael Johnson -- and much more.

Watch the first episode on-demand below, as well as on Peacock or on and the NBC Sports app.

0:00 Intro - Maria Taylor in Paris, Mike Tirico in LA
3:05 Sydney McLaughlin's 400m hurdles World Record
6:25 Swimming World Championships recap with Rowdy Gaines
16:42 Paris Olympic history
19:01 Summer Olympic sports recap
21:47 Olympians on social media
22:48 Para sports summer recap
23:50 Brody Malone at US Gymnastics Nationals
26:41 Women's Gymnastics Nationals recap
34:12 Americans dominate Track Worlds
38:18 Noah Lyles and Michael Johnson interview
45:05 Outro