SPORTS EDITOR’S COMMENT: We’ve all watched the Olympics before and boldly claimed: ‘I could do that’… now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is and get active
We’ve all done it. At some stage of our lives, we’ve all made that bold claim while watching the Olympics: ‘I could do that’.
Well, to those of you who uttered those fateful words last month, now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is.
What better time to take up a new sport or discipline than in the after glow of another hugely successful Olympics for Team GB?
Now is a better time than any to take up a new sport after Team GB’s success in Tokyo
In this month’s edition of Inside Grassroots Sport we speak to Olympic swimming champions Duncan Scott and Tom Dean about how you can get involved with your local club and the importance of getting kids into pools to learn this vital life skill.
It wasn’t just in the pool that Great Britain enjoyed medal glory in Japan. Taekwondo, BMX and skateboarding and a whole host of less high profile sports all captured the imagination of the watching public.
Lutalo Muhammad proved a brilliant and insightful BBC pundit during the Games and tells us in these pages how to get involved in a sport that is really starting to take off, while Bianca Walkden talks us through her grassroots journey that has seen her win back to back medals in Rio and Tokyo.
BMX star Kye Whyte (pictured right) was one of 65 British athletes to win an Olympic medal
We also visited Peckham BMX Club to find out about the place where it all began for silver medallist Kye Whyte and how they are preparing the next generation for their tilt at glory.
The Paralympics followed hot on the heels of the Olympics and has already produced so many incredible stories and will hopefully inspire the next generation to prove that disability is no barrier to following your dreams.
So, what’s stopping you? Get out there and back up that bold claim!