The Inside Track: Staying at home with Ben and Clare Stokes
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell present a special podcast looking at the different ways we can all keep physically and mentally fit during the coming weeks.
As many of our great sports stars are getting used to spending more time at home, England cricketer Ben Stokes, and his wife Clare, join Elly and Darren to talk about adjusting to their new normal of life at home and how they are keeping the whole family active.
Strictly Come Dancing professional, Dianne Buswell, also joins the team to tell us about how she’s helping to keep the nation active from her living room with Instagram dance tutorials.
Psychologist Kimberley Wilson shares her expertise on the importance of eating well to maintain good mental health during this period of isolation and with so many sporting events being called off as a result of the coronavirus, our tennis correspondent Russell Fuller joins the podcast to tell us if this year's Wimbledon could be the next major event to be postponed.
The Inside Track: Tokyo 2020 is postponed
As the coronavirus pandemic finally forces the postponement of Tokyo 2020, Elly Oldroyd and Darren Campbell react to the inevitable news. They are joined by BBC sports editor Dan Roan and Olympic medallists turned commentators Steve Cram and Steve Parry. Also joining the discussion is former 400 metre runner Allison Curbishley and former BBC executive Dave Gordon - who worked on every Olympics from Munich 72’ to London 2012. Hear from middle-distance runner and double Paralympic bronze medallist Jordanne Whiley on how athletes who were preparing will now be dealing with the announcement. Plus we ask how much money, time and man-hours have gone into the planning of Tokyo 2020 since it was announced that they had won their bid to host the Games back in September 2013? And how will the athletics calendar deal with the new dates?
The Inside Track: Should Tokyo 2020 be going ahead as planned?
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell ask if the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games can really go ahead as planned in the wake of the latest statement from the International Olympic Committee. Darren and Elly are joined by the BBC’s Olympic Sports Reporter David McDaid to discuss why the IOC aren’t taking any drastic action at this stage and how this is affecting athletes and their preparations for the Games. Mike Costello and Olympic hopeful Frazer Clarke join the team after the boxing qualifications were postponed to give their thoughts. PLUS Christine Brennan joins the pod live from America as she discusses the possibility of not covering her first Olympic Games in 36 years.
The Inside Track: Global sport grinds to a halt
In this week's edition of The Inside Track we look into the ever changing effect of coronavirus and the cancellation of sporting events around the world. Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell are joined by a host of BBC correspondents. Formula 1 presenter Jennie Gow discusses the disruption the virus is bringing to the opening race of the season in Australia. BBC Sport's Editor Dan Roan gives us an update from UEFA and on the future of the Champions League and the Euro's. In the world of golf, Iain Carter explains whether The PGA Tour will go ahead as planned or with restrictions. And Russell Fuller reveals the real threat to tennis and whether it is on the verge of complete shutdown.
The Inside Track: The revival of Heather Watson
Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell and Eleanor Oldroyd are joined by former British Number One tennis player Heather Watson. Together they chat about her victory at the Mexican Open, her fourth career title and the first since 2016. Heather discusses her future professional aspirations and balancing a relaxed life with a professional sporting career. Plus we return to story continuing to dominate the headlines. 68 sporting events have so far been cancelled or postponed worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC's Sport Editor Dan Roan gives us an update on how the outbreak could affect the Olympic Games, Italian football expert Sheridan Bird discusses the decisions the Italian government have made surrounding sporting events and our football correspondent John Murray joins us from Pride Park to tell us about the impact it could have on the Premier League. Cycling journalist and author Jeremy Whittle also joins Darren and Elly on the podcast to pay tribute to Team Ineos sporting director, Nicolas Portal, who passed away this week at the age of 40.