Episode 94

The challenges of organising the GB teams - Penny Briscoe, Chef de Mission, Paralympics GB on

Published on: 3rd June, 2021

It's 50 days to go until the start of the Olympics which marks the beginning of an extraordinary summer of sport in Tokyo with the Olympics and Paralympics. So how has it been for those involved in the organisational side! One guess!!

Penny Briscoe is the team leader of Paralympics GB. She's called the Chef de Mission, which is the head of the team. Penny has been involved in many games, but of course this one has been more challenging by far than any other.

Penny talks to me about those challenges; gives an honest appraisal of where the Games are at. And talks about some of the unique challenges for those involved in para sport.

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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.