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Blog 65: Family above all

The events of Tokyo 2020 are far from over because the Paralympic Games are starting in less than a week. Bigger and better than ever before, Team GB is once again ready to take over the world of sport. All eyes will be on the Japanese capital again on the 24th of August and for the following 12 days as the very best para-athletes compete for gold. Team GB athletes will be at the starting line in several different sports, including swimming, wheelchair racing, cycling and much more. https://twitter.com/C4Paralympics/status/1424648975634866187   The Paralympics promises to be a spectacular sporting event with more coverage…
Eszter Tárnai
August 20, 2021
OlympicsScottish Women in Tokyo

Blog 63: Goodbye, Tokyo!

Tokyo 2020 is finished. Let's recap the victories, controversies and notable moments from this unorthodox Olympics. From day one, Tokyo 2020 promised to be unlike any other previous Games with its empty stadiums, infamous cardboard beds and controversial costs. But as the days went along, more and more topics of conversation emerged, proving once again that the Olympic Games are more than a sporting event.   Scottish success Team GB placed fourth in the Olympic medal count this year, with 65 shiny, brand-new medals to add to the collection. Scottish athletes took home 16 medals, which is an outstanding contribution we…
Eszter Tárnai
August 10, 2021
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Blog 62: Get in the Zone

"For me, it's not about pumping really loud music, it’s more about being relaxed and embracing those nerves. Seeing them more as adrenaline and something that will spur you on. You have those nerves because you care."  Stephanie Davis, is competing in the Marathon in the 2021 Olympics for Team GB, she shared with us at SWIS, her story.  The Olympics trials were suppose to be part of the London Marathon in 2020, which for obvious reasons didn't go ahead, meaning Steph was forced to do her try-out, behind closed doors. Talk about pressure (spoiler: she made it): "Covid has…
Hannah Scott
July 30, 2021
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Blog 61: More than the athletes

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have officially started! Here, you can access the official schedule and cheer for the first-ever female-dominated Team GB. Sadly, this milestone doesn't translate to staff. Yesterday's opening ceremony was historical. Not only because athletes from 205 countries and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team marched into the near-empty Japan National Stadium, but because for the first time ever, Team GB, the United States, China, Canada, and Australia all sent more female athletes than males. The wider picture is, however, that Olympic staff members are still overwhelmingly male.  It is in this environment that Sarah Wilson has umpired the bronze match at Rio 2016, which…
Eszter Tárnai
July 24, 2021