Episode 15

Team GB's newest dad - Hockey Captain Adam Dixon

Published on: 1st February, 2021

There are set to be three new dads in Team GB's hockey squad for Tokyo. And that's a rarity.

Adam Dixon is Team GB's newest dad, becoming a father in late January. The England and GB Hockey captain talks about the life-changing moment and what it means for his sporting day job.

The delay to the Olympics means there'll be three fathers training for GB Hockey, which is certainly out of the ordinary.

And Adam hasn't let lockdown stop his life. When the Olympics were cancelled in 2020 he brought forward his wedding.

But it's back to business today as he returns to training after the birth. It's been a challenging year as captain. They've had little match action, either for club or country, so they've had to be inventive to prepare themselves for the Olympic Games.

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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.