Team GB launches podcast series ahead of Tokyo Games

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Team GB has launched a new podcast ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Backed by official domain name, website builder and web hosting partner GoDaddy, “Relay” will celebrate Olympians bound for Tokyo ahead of the Games.

Hosted by ‘Olympic super-fan’ Vernon Kay, two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams and comedian Rhys James, the podcast will feature in-depth discussions with Team GB athletes, engaging fans from across the country before Games.

Relay will explore the broader interests of athletes outside of their sport and will run for six episodes each week leading up to the Games with two more episodes slated for release on Fridays during and immediately after Tokyo 2020.

“Kicking off ‘Relay’ on the eve of Tokyo 2020 is a great way to celebrate these brilliant athletes and the GB team as a whole,” said Scott Field, Director of Communications and Marketing, Team GB.

“The show is all about fun and entertainment before the serious matter of the medal fight in Tokyo begins. Being able to work with people like Vernon and Rhys, two true Olympic sports fans and a GB team legend in Nicola really helps show how inspiring and loved our athletes are and I hope the podcast can play its part. in creating this huge wave. support from the nation when the Games begin next month.

Ben Law, Head of GoDaddy UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to partner with the GB team and excited to launch ‘Relay’ ahead of Tokyo 2020. At the end of the day, every athlete is a small business. . At GoDaddy, we help everyday entrepreneurs do something extraordinary and the launch of this engaging new podcast series will bring successful sports and entrepreneurial stories to life to help inspire a new generation of business owners.

Produced by TBI Media, the first episode sees taekwondo star Bianca Walkden joining the hosts to talk about lucky charms, training with her boyfriend and running a pizza business, the second featuring boxer Chev Clarke whose selection for the Games goes through football, driving heavyweights and becoming an entrepreneur with his own online clothing brand, Level Up Nation.


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