During the Tokyo Olympics, many athletes have made public their problems with their mental health, whether it be during the games like US Gymnast Simone Biles or before the games like Dutch Cyclist Tom Dumoulin. Delyth Lloyd presents a Sportsworld special on sport's relationship with mental health. She is joined by Team Bath Coach Anna Stembridge, former kickboxing world champion Caradh O'Donovan and former cricketer, now sports psychologist Jeremy Snape to cover three topic areas: athlete welfare, to coaching and the role of the governing bodies.
The Baby-Faced Assassin: From Molde to Manchester
On this special Sportsworld podcast, Maz Farookhi is joined by BBC Sport's Simon Stone and football journalist and editor of the United We Stand fanzine Andy Mitten to reflect on the career of a player and now a manager whose life will always be intrinsically linked with Manchester United, nearly 25 years to the day since he first arrived at Old Trafford. We look back at his early career at Old Trafford, including hearing at length from his former United teammate Raimond van der Gouw who was unveiled as a United player on the same day as Solskjær, and discuss how his winning goal in the 1999 Champions League Final defined his United career. Norwegian football journalist Jonas Giæver tells us how Solskjær is viewed in his homeland, and the panel discuss his journey back to Old Trafford as manager.
(Image: Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates at the end of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on May 26, 1999 in Barcelona, Spain. (Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive)
Pre Season 2021/22 Catch-Up
John Bennett is joined by former Spurs defender Ramon Vega and journalists Daniel Storey and George Addo to discuss the upcoming domestic football season. The panel discuss a variety of different topics, from Manchester United's increased transfer activity, Harry Kane's future, the new managers in the Premier League and what's next for Lionel Messi and Barcelona. (Photo: Patrick Vieira, Credit: Getty Images).
Tokyo 1964: the Games that changed Japan
Mariko Oi presents a BBC Sportsworld special documentary about the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The games catapulted Japan into the 20th century, introducing new infrastructure that is still being used to this day like the bullet train. We'll hear from residents about what the experience was like hosting the games and we'll also hear from Olympic champions Billy Mills and Ann Packer as well as cyclist Victor Vincente of America about their experiences of competing in Japan.
Coming home or going Rome?
Sportsworld's Lee James is joined by our football reporter John Bennett, Italian football expert Mina Rzouki and the Independent's chief football writer Miguel Delaney to preview the final of Euro 2020 between England and Italy at Wembley. Lee speaks at length to England forward Danny Welbeck, who was part of Gareth Southgate's England squad, which reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, about the culture of the England squad under Southgate, Raheem Sterling's mentality and the emergence of Bukayo Saka. Italy midfielder Marco Veratti tells John about his boss Roberto Mancini and veteran centre backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, while legendary Italian manager Claudio Ranieri tells Mani Djazmi how Mancini has restored pride to the national team.
(Image: Composite image of Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate. Credit: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)