Episode 89

"We're in better shape than any other National Olympic Committee going in to the Games" - Mark England, Team GB

Published on: 26th May, 2021

Mark England is Team GB's Chef de Mission for the Tokyo Olympics. The Chef de Mission is the person in charge of the team. And there's been a lot of complexity to get to this point ready for Tokyo.

Mark says the preparations are in good shape because of the work done before last March when travel restrictions came in. In fact, because of the restrictions on time allowed in the Athletes Village, the preparation camp and facilities will be even more important.

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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.