Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, where British athletes secured seven medals, men and women from Britain have set their sights on gold at the greatest sporting competition in the world.
Following that first Games, Team GB have continued to lead the way, not only on the podium but also in the drive for personal excellence. The team's biggest medal haul came in Rio in 2016, when 366 members of Team GB fought for victory in 23 sports, bringing home 67 medals.
The United Kingdom has hosted the Games three times, each in London, and is one of only three countries to have competed at every single summer and winter Games in the modern era. Team GB continue to push boundaries and, for the first time, the team is expected to select more female than male athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
From all walks of life, these inspirational few have inspired many, continuing to pave the way for others to follow on the world stage.