Destination Tokyo

By Mark Shardlow

I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/destinationtokyo

  1. 1.
    Why I nearly didn't travel to Tokyo - LIbby Clegg MBE, Track and Field, Paralympics GB
    12:31
  2. 2.
    A sport massively affected by Covid - Charlotte Moore, Wheelchair basketball, Paralympics GB
    9:23
  3. 3.
    Going for a 3rd gold - Richard Whitehead, T61 200m, Paralympics GB
    10:34
  4. 4.
    Double issue...heading for a 4th Games and making a debut - Stef Reid and Thomas Young, Track and Field Paralympics GB
    13:52
  5. 5.
    Dealing with expectation - Hannah Cockroft, Paralympics GB
    10:40
  6. 6.
    Tackling physical and mental health issues - Lauren Rowles, Paralympics GB Rowing
    12:39
  7. 7.
    The SAS and Adam Peaty + insights into coaching - Mel Marshall, Adam's coach
    10:57
  8. 8.
    Back with an Olympic medal - Shona McCallin, GB Hockey
    14:19
  1. 9.
    BONUS: What it means to be an Olympian and how to get involved - Beth Tweddle, Medal Winner London 2012
    8:02
  2. 10.
    Recovery from a post gold medal crisis - Maddie Hinch, Team GB Hockey
    10:05
  3. 11.
    I'm coming off social media and why I've upped my step count - Natalie Powell, Team GB Judo
    10:24
  4. 12.
    "It's just two lengths of the baths" - Adam Peaty, Max and Joe Litchfield Team GB Swimming
    11:34
  5. 13.
    I'm here for business - Moe Sbihi, Team GB Rowing
    11:09
  6. 14.
    Darren Pearcy, Team Manager Skateboard GB
    11:27
  7. 15.
    Competing in two different sports - George Peasegood, Paralympics GB Cycling and Triathlon
    9:41
  8. 16.
    Behind the scenes for final preparation - Patrick Huston, Team GB Archer
    11:54
  9. 17.
    Arrival in Tokyo - the unprecedented Games - Nick Hope, Olympic Sports Reporter
    12:06
  10. 18.
    Making it against the odds: Epilepsy and having 4 jobs - Beth Dobbin, Team GB Athletics
    15:06
  11. 19.
    A penalty shoot-out GB won! - Hollie Pearne-Webb, Team GB Hockey Captain
    9:53
  12. 20.
    Choosing a husband wisely! - Alison Peasegood, Paralympics GB Para triathlon
    8:36
  13. 21.
    The lift from the Gods saved my career - Ali Jawad, Paralympics GB Powerlifting
    9:57
  14. 22.
    Heading to Tokyo, a dog called Rio and six tortoises - Claire Taggart, Paralympics GB Boccia
    11:09
  15. 23.
    I doubted if I'd ever be an Olympian so today is so special - Sarah Adlington, Team GB Judo
    9:50
  16. 24.
    One remarkable moment that changed his life - Ben Fox, Paralympics GB Wheelchair Basketball
    10:19
  17. 25.
    Olympic history maker - Bombette Martin, Team GB Skateboarding
    7:45
  18. 26.
    Dealing with expectation and the final weeks - Shona McCallin, Team GB Hockey
    11:42
  19. 27.
    Selection frustration and a lack of support - Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith, Team GB Badminton
    13:20
  20. 28.
    A dream come true - Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe, Team GB Artistic Swimming
    12:35
  21. 29.
    "It's not sunk in yet!" what it means to be an Olympian - Alice Dearing, Team GB Marathon Swimming
    12:34
  22. 30.
    From eating bugs on I'm a Celebrity to being selected for Tokyo - Hollie Arnold, Team GB Javelin
    11:20
  23. 31.
    Emotional and amazing...recovering from an horrific eye injury to making the squad - Sam Ward, Team GB Hockey
    11:54
  24. 32.
    From teenage scooter rider to Olympic medal prospect - Charlotte Worthington, Team GB BMX Freestyle
    11:02
  25. 33.
    A first Fathers Day and a visit from a gold medal winning captain - Adam Dixon, Team GB Hockey
    11:37
  26. 34.
    Broken bones and broken dreams but finally an Olympian - Jess Piasecki, Team GB Marathon
    8:32
  27. 35.
    Child acting, parents who were ballet dancers and a love of sailing - Dylan Fletcher, Team GB
    10:15
  28. 36.
    Inspired on a family caravan holiday - Lauren Williams, Team GB Taekwondo
    10:31
  29. 37.
    Going to a dark place and frustration at BBC Panorama - Ali Jawad, Paralympics GB Powerlifter
    11:15
  30. 38.
    Poetry, hay fever and nasal breathing for health - Patrick Huston, Team GB Archer
    11:55
  31. 39.
    Avoiding the covid risk with 6 weeks to go - Shona McCallin, Team GB Hockey
    10:32
  32. 40.
    Finally becoming an Olympian and living with Coeliac - Laura Gallagher, Team GB Trampoline Gymnast
    11:24
  33. 41.
    A special moment, a biking accident and Over Training Syndrome - Vicky Thornley GB Rowing
    8:02
  34. 42.
    Heading to a remarkable 7th Games - Jeanette Chippington
    10:22
  35. 43.
    The Olympic dream taken from Becky Downie
    8:51
  36. 44.
    Develop the person first and their welfare, rather than the athlete - Joe McDonnell, GB athletics sprint coach
    11:58
  37. 45.
    The challenges of organising the GB teams - Penny Briscoe, Chef de Mission, Paralympics GB on
    12:16
  38. 46.
    The only woman in the team - Kylie Grimes, GB Wheelchair Rugby
    6:54
  39. 47.
    My dad remains my inspiration - Mahama Cho, GB Taekwondo
    8:41
  40. 48.
    A new sport for the Games - Matt Bush GB Para Taekwondo
    7:15
  41. 49.
    An epic whirlwind - the fortunes of Beth Munro Para-Taekwondo
    8:02
  42. 50.
    "We're in better shape than any other National Olympic Committee going in to the Games" - Mark England, Team GB
    9:42

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