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Destination Tokyo

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Mark Shardlow Media

Destination Tokyo by sports journalist Mark Shardlow - was an ambitious idea...to record a ten minute podcast every weekday with athletes hoping to head to the Olympics and Paralympics! It became a labour of love. I worked alone and put out 138 episodes between January and August uncovering some incredible stories. I began it for two reasons. To chart the journey to the most uncertain Games of our lifetime when the athletes themselves were getting little mainstream coverage about their preparation in such difficult circumstances. And secondly, to raise the profile and raise money for Maggie's Cancer Centre's after my wife was diagnosed with bowel cancer during lockdown. It raised well over £1000 in listener donations. I could not have done this without the athletes who were both overwhelmingly supportive but incredibly honest and open in their interviews.

Find full episodes of this show HERE.

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