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PODCAST | USATF CEO Max Siegel on Tokyo 2020 and the way forward for athletics

As Tokyo 2020 looms, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly and Max Siegel discuss the Olympics, anti-doping, innovation and leadership.

20 July 2021 SportsPro
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As Tokyo 2020 looms, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly talks to Max Siegel, chief executive of USA Track and Field (USATF).

They discuss preparing a team for the Olympics in pandemic conditions, how Covid-19 has affected the USATF, Sha’Carri Richardson’s THC ban, broader questions around anti-doping and competitive fairness, and how digital media and connected participation could shape the future of athletics.

Siegel also talks about diversity in leadership, how to bring new perspectives and experiences into an organisation, and the importance of giving athletes a voice on social issues as well as the growth of their sport.

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