Episode 131 – An NGB Perspective with USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews
Today we’re learning what the Olympics are like from a National Governing Body (NGB) point of view. Phil Andrews, CEO of USA Weightlifting joins us to talk about what his NGB does for its elite, Olympic-bound athletes, as well as for its clubs, coaches and other athlete members. We also talk about drug testing in the wake of COVID-19 and how that’s especially important to the sport of weightlifting.
USA Weightlifting is currently holding virtual competitions – learn more here!
We also mentioned an Olympic Channel short on the legendary Greek weightlifer Pyrros Dimas, who’s now working with USA Weightlifting. Grab a tissue and watch that here.
Congrats to our Team Olympic Fever triathlete Joe Maloy on the birth of his daughter! Also, will Team Olympic Fever gymnast Chellsie Memmel make a comeback? Follow her on social @CMemmel and find out.
We have new dates for Tokyo 2020! The Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, and the Paralympics will take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Tokyo Organizing Committee and Here We Go task force got those out in short order!
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