Episode 98: Tim Yount on Olympic Triathlon

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic test events are well under way, and this weekend they’re testing the triathlon course. We know that triathlon is swim-bike-run, but it’s really more than that. Luckily for us, the USA Triathlon 2019 Age Group National Championships, which feature both a sprint and an Olympic distance were recently held in Cleveland, so Jill hopped on her bike and headed to Edgewater Park to have a chat with Tim Yount, USA Triathlon’s Chief Sport Development Officer — and race announcer — to learn more about the sport and what to look for in Tokyo.

During this interview, we have a first for the podcast, as worlds collide within our Team Olympic Fever. Which of our TOF members does Tim know? You’ll have to listen to find out (or watch this video)!

Plus, we have an exciting slice of TOFU for you — there’s another doctor on our team roster!

From Tokyo 2020, some updates on the heat and how it’s affected some test events. Our TOF member Roy Tomizawa attended the rowing test event and had this to say from the spectator perspective.

And there’s more fun from Italy, as the Italian government has proposed taking control of its Olympic committee. That’s a big no-no with the IOC, because as you know, sports and politics do not mix, so we talk about the potential repercussions….and how the USOPC might face the same music.

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