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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 6: week in the life of an amateur athlete and Power2Podium contender

Kimberly Murray is a full-time exercise physiologist for the SportScotland Institute of sport, who on top of a busy job competes in athletics over 200m, 400m and long jump. Despite maintaining her training schedule of 5-6 sessions a week, Kimberly is currently putting herself through the paces as a part of the UK sport talent ID process for Power2Podium; an initiative similar to Girls4Gold, which saw Lizzie Yarnold win gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. Kimberly will be non-stop treating athletes during the Commonwealth Games and as if this isn't all enough, she will be squeezing in a…