WHAT’S THE ISSUE?
The stadiums may be empty, but more than 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries are still heading to Tokyo to take part in events marking the very pinnacle of their individual sports.
So how do you organise getting a national team to a global sporting event in the midst of a pandemic - Ensuring they have time to train and protect themselves and the people of Japan from COVID-19?
Hugh Robertson, Chair of the British Olympic Association joins Stephen to discuss the problems of preparing athletes for a pandemic games.
MEET THE EXPERT
Sir Hugh Robertson is the current Chair of the British Olympic Association.
Previously, he was the UK Minister for Sport and the Olympics responsible for the delivery of London 2012. He oversaw all aspects of the budget, construction, operational management and legacy and was also Minister for Sport during an unprecedented period of British sporting success. This included securing the most ambitious ever programme of major sports events for this country and delivering the best ever funding package for Olympic sport through to Rio 2016 and beyond.
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