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Athlete Health Is Taking Front Stage In Tokyo

There are over 600 athletes representing the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Games. More than 30 have ties to New England. Besides the current medal count, two major stories have surfaced in the competition's first week - outbreaks of COVID and athlete mental health.

Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder will take a deep dive into these stories with local experts. Learn how athletes prepare mentally, the connection between training and vaccination and how one New England state is preparing for the return of their olympians. Guest include:

  • Kathleen Mellano - Assistant Professor of Sport Psychology, Springfield College
  • Dr. Sheela Shenoi - Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, Yale University
  • Dr. Eric Carson - Team Doctor, USA Rowing
  • Kelly Dougherty - Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Public Health

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