Episode 68

Groundbreaking times for para-sport - Andy Stevenson

Published on: 23rd April, 2021

This has been quite a week for para-sport and especially wheelchair basketball. Channel 4 and BBC Sport reporter Andy Stevenson talks about the importance of a new professional league for women's wheelchair basketball.

Andy's also been digging in to the archive to find out about the Tokyo Paralympics of 1964 and he's found some gems!

Andy and I have both been out filming this week and we sense the excitement building with trails, selections and major championships all happening.

Thanks for listening to Destination Tokyo. You can contact me on markshardlow@icloud.com

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
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.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.