TAMSYN MANOU: Why the Olympics is the pinnacle regardless of who competes; Athlete challenges during Covid; her response to Eddie McGuire's whack at Athletics Australia | WINTER OLYMPICS: The impact of Covid on winter sports with dual Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim | SWIMMING: The importance of Jacco Verhaeren to Swimming Australia
Ready Set Tokyo
This week, Tamsyn Manou (nee Lewis) joins Shane to discuss the challenges faced by athletes during the Covid shutdown, and why an easing of restrictions is so important to resume normal training. Manou also weighs in on whether Tokyo 2021 could be the "Asterisk Games", and whether the Games should go ahead, even if some of the world's best are absent. Two time winter Olympian, Sami Kennedy-Sim reflects on how Covid-19 has impacted preparations for Beijing and the 2020 ski season. After weeks of only training in her backyard and not seeing anyone, she tells Natalie, "I think any athlete that says they haven't entertained [the thought of] retirement in the last 12 to 14 weeks is probably lying." Plus, the legacy of Jacco Verhaeren at Swimming Australia, and could the Seven Network on sell the rights to Tokyo 2021? And this week's 'The 5': The Top 5 Heartwarming Moments at Olympic Games.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Flame - 08/01/12 Tamsyn Manou and Ryan Gregson
Listen to The Flame on SEN where host Jason Richardson is joined in the studio by former world indoor champion Tamsyn Manou. Tamsyn reflects back on a jam-packed career and looks forward to London 2012, plus she helps Jason grill one of the youngest members of the Flame team, Ryan Gregson, who at 21 is already the 1500m Oceania record holder. Ryan speaks to the pair from Falls Creek, where he is currently altitude training.