Player’s Own Voice podcast: Anxious times with athlete representative Diana Matheson

Anastasia Bucsis, podcast host and two-time Olympic speed skater, is not one to sit idle, even during circumstances such as this. So, as we continue to gather conversations for the upcoming season three of Player’s Own Voice, we are also testing our ability to work remotely and responsibly.

With the whiplash changes in Tokyo 2020 Olympic news,  POV podcast  turns to Diana Matheson, soccer star and Canadian athlete representive. The veteran team leader discusses how her friends, teammates and professional sports colleagues are coping.

Matheson herself is fresh off a  two week quarantine — the result of a National Team trip to a tournament in France. She’s seeing a mixture of reactions, athlete by athlete,  to the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics. She sees pride and immediate relief that Canada led the charge to postpone the Tokyo Games … but that feeling is slowly giving way to more complex questions and reactions, and Matheson brings some of those to the fore.

It’s a quick check in, a snapshot of hectic recent days.  Player’s Own Voice will be back to regular weekly episodes in a few weeks.

Like the CBC Sports’ Player’s Own Voice essay series, POV podcast lets athletes speak to Canadians about issues from a personal perspective. 

To listen to Diana Matheson, or any guests from previous seasons, subscribe for free on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or wherever you get your other podcasts.

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