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Japan Sports Stories

Mike Salter and Noel Thatcher

A fortnightly podcast exploring the untold stories of Japan and Japanese Sport in the run up to the Olympic games. Hosts Noel Thatcher (a 5-time Paralympic Gold Medalist) and Mike Salter (a Paralympic official and multiple participation certificate winner) have spent much of their lives working in Japan and Sport. Between them they've helped deliver talks on Japan and Japanese for the likes of Team GB, World Rugby, British Athletics and UK Sport among others. Every episode they will be joined by athletes, sports professionals and academics diving into every aspect of sports in Japan. You'll hear first-hand what it's like to train and compete in the heart of Japan, how to build sports mega-events, and the historical turning points that have brought Japanese sports to its current place.

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