No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020 with Mel McLaughlin

No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020 with Mel McLaughlin

As the countdown continues to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Seven Network has launched an unmissable new podcast series with Mel McLaughlin that takes the listener inside some of the most remarkable stories behind Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic teams. In No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020, McLaughlin, who will lead Seven’s team on the ground in Tokyo alongside Mark Beretta during the Olympic Games, said it was an amazing experience to speak in depth with a select group of Australia’s most exceptional athletes. No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020 with Mel McLaughlin is available now on all major podcast platforms.  Don’t miss Tokyo 2020 live and free on 7 and 7plus from July 23. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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August 19, 2021 65 min
Both in quarantine following Tokyo 2020, Mel McLaughlin has a post-Olympics debrief with basketball legend Patty Mills over Zoom, following the Boomers Bronze-medal winning performance.

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Graham Arnold is a legend of Australian soccer, representing Australia as a player for 12 years, and now going for Gold in Tokyo as the Head Coach of the Olyroos. Graham opens up about the sacrifices many players are making, being away from families for extended periods of time during the pandemic, to represent the country.


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July 13, 2021 31 min

Canoeist Jess Fox was destined for a life on the water - her mum won bronze in Atlanta and is now her coach, her dad won multiple world championships and her sister is her training partner. At 27 years of age,

Jess is already Australia's most successful paddler, and she's not finished yet.


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July 12, 2021 35 min

Patty Mills may be an NBA superstar but whenever he gets the chance to return home, he's out connecting with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities. Recently announced as Australia's first Indigenous flag bearer, alongside Cate Campbell, Patty joined us from Las Vegas as the Boomers prepare to chase Gold in Tokyo.


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June 28, 2021 44 min

Not many athletes get to four Paralympic Games, let alone before they turn 30. Madison de Rozario really is the 'Wonder Woman' of the Paralympic team - from racing the gruelling marathon to gracing magazine covers, Madi makes it all look effortlessly glamourous.  


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June 28, 2021 31 min

In this episode of No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020, Mel McLaughlin meets teenager Sam Fricker, one of the many Australian athletes making his debut in Tokyo. He'll be taking to the 10-metre diving platform and making it look graceful! On top of that, Sam is also a Tik Tok star amassing more than 400,000 followers on the platform; and an environmental entrepreneur, creating eco-friendly straws from wheat.


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When the Australian Softball Team landed in Tokyo at the start of June, they weren’t just the first Australians to land in the Olympic city, they were the first athletes in the world to arrive for the Games. In this episode, three Aussie softballers, Kaia Parnaby, Bel White and Taylah Tsitsikronis, chat from inside their Japan bubble.


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June 21, 2021 33 min

In this episode of No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020, Mel McLaughlin meets Bendere Oboya, who move to Australia from Ethiopia at the age of three. She went on to become the second-fastest Australian junior over 400m, second only to her idol, Cathy Freeman. As impressive as her on-track achievements are, it's her wisdom and positivity that will have you falling in love with this 21-year-old Western Sydney girl.


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June 18, 2021 52 min

In this episode of No Turning Back: Tokyo 2020, Mel McLaughlin meets Paralympian Nic Beveridge, who became a paraplegic thanks to a rare medical condition as a teenager. Nic details his long road to becoming a triathlete, how he remains positive and what he's looking forward to in Tokyo.


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Mel McLaughlin delves into the inner sanctum with some astonishing athletes with extraordinary stories ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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