Sports broadcaster and author Brendan Dunlop hosts “Tokyo Daily,” the daily Summer Olympics podcast from the Toronto Star. Each day during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Brendan will recap the Canadian headlines and talk about the major stories with Star journalists on location in Japan and at home, ex-Olympians and other experts. Listen to the show every afternoon.
Wrapping up the historic Tokyo Olympics for Team Canada
On the final episode of Tokyo Daily, Brendan Dunlop puts a bow on an historic Olympic Games for Team Canada after a record setting 24 medals won at Tokyo 2020.
Kevin Durant’s greatness, basketball talk and how the athletes saved the Olympics with Doug Smith
On Tokyo Daily, host Brendan Dunlop recaps Team USA’s gold medal win in men’s basketball with the Toronto Star’s Doug Smith.
The two discuss the importance of more international teams being able to push the Americans, why you shouldn’t bet against Kevin Durant, and where the Team USA men’s basketball program goes from here. Smith also shares his thoughts on Team Canada’s historic gold medal win in women’s soccer ... because how could you not?
Plus, Dunlop recaps the day for Team Canada, who set a new overall medal record for a non-boycotted Olympics having won 23 medals, thanks to a women’s canoe bronze from Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent.
Recapping an historic day for Christine Sinclair and Canadian soccer
On Tokyo Daily, host Brendan Dunlop recaps the Canadian women’s national team’s historic gold medal win with the Toronto Star’s Laura Armstrong, on a day that Canada won three medals over the span of one hour. Christine Sinclair is one of the greatest soccer players of all-time, and now an Olympic champion.
The two discuss what makes this moment so special for Canadian soccer and its fans, how Team Canada navigated the penalty shootout, what went wrong for Sweden and the legacy of Quinn becoming an Olympic champion.
Dunlop also recaps a memorable day of these Olympics with medals from Mohammed Ahmed in the 5,000-metre race, Andre De Grasse adding to his medal count in the men’s 4x100-metre relay and Evan Dunfee in the race walk.
Canadian swimmers Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck on their Tokyo Olympics experience
On Tokyo Daily, host Brendan Dunlop talks with Olympic medal-winning swimmers Kayla Sanchez and Taylor Ruck, after the Canadians returned home from Tokyo with silver and bronze relay medals.
Sanchez and Ruck talk about training during a pandemic, their whirlwind experience in Tokyo, relay strategies in the pool, the athletes village, what their homecoming was like and what they will be up to in the coming months.
Plus, a recap of Day 13, where Damian Warner smashed records to win the decathlon, Canada’s fifth gold medal at these Olympic Games. And Christine Sinclair and the Canadian women’s soccer team have their gold medal match with Sweden rescheduled, making for a Friday morning viewing party for you and yours on this side of the world.
Andre De Grasse and his golden moment
On Tokyo Daily, Brendan Dunlop chats with the Toronto Star’s Laura Armstrong about Andre De Grasse’s gold medal in the men’s 200-metre race. And Canada might just bring home two medals in men’s decathlon with Damian Warner leading the charge after Day 1 and Pierce LePage right behind him.
The two also discuss De Grasse’s emotional response to winning the elusive gold medal, the skateboarding takeover at Tokyo and who will carry the flag for Team Canada at the closing ceremonies.
Simone Biles and Ellie Black have greatness in common at Tokyo Olympics
On Tokyo Daily, Brendan Dunlop talks with the Toronto Star’s Bruce Arthur in Tokyo after Simone Biles and Ellie Black return to Olympic gymnastics.
The two also discuss Andre De Grasse’s personal best time in the men’s 200-metre semifinal run and Canada‘s women’s beach volleyball’s double exit.
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