On the Sideline
In “On the Sideline”, our host, Dalton Myers discusses the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) recent decision to reduce the ban on the use of Russia’s name and flag at the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games and major sporting from four years to two years and what it means for the fight against doping in sport.
Play of the Day – Alia Atkinson
In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with World Record Holder and Olympian Alia Atkinson.
Alia Atkinson is a Jamaican swimmer, the breaststroke specialist competed in her first Olympics at just 16-years-old in Athens, Greece and has represented Jamaica in four Olympic Games. In Doha at the 2014 Short Course World Championships, Alia won the 100m breaststroke by tying the World Record, her win in the event made her the first black woman in history to win a world title in swimming and was Jamaica’s first gold swimming medal in the World Championships. She also broke her world record in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke (short course) at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Budapest in October 2018.
In this episode, Alia discusses. She speaks about her early interest in track and field and her decision to focusing on swimming. She discusses the impact of the pandemic on her mentally and her initial goals for the year. She also shares how her philanthropic efforts which are closely tied to swimming.
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Alia also discusses the swimmers that she is anticipating from Jamaica to follow in her footsteps. She gives her opinion on what needs to be done to support the development of swimming locally to facilitate more swimmer excelling internationally.
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