Episode 19

How Games Time life might look and disabled people struggling to get access to sport in a pandemic

Published on: 5th February, 2021

No trips to bars, restaurants and sights. No travel on public transport without permission. Restrictions at venues. The details are coming out which'll shape how athletes, the media and officials must behave in Tokyo during the Games.

The guest today is Andy Stevenson, who works on the Games for Channel 4 and BBC Radio Sport. Andy is a Paralympic specialist and has some harsh words too after hearing about a dramatic drop in the number of disabled people exercising in the UK in the last year. The report is from the Activity Alliance. And Andy has some pretty frank views - with personal experience.

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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.