S2E5: The Power of Sport, with Dame Katherine Grainger

In this episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast we speak to highly decorated athlete and Chair of UK Sport, Dame Katherine Grainger.

Katherine is a former rower and the UK’s most decorated female Olympian, with five medal wins. She has also participated in eight World Rowing Championships, coming away with six gold medals.

As well as her athletic achievements, in 2017 Katherine was named “Dame” at the New Year Honours, as well as becoming Chair of UK Sport. She is also board member of International Inspiration, a charity that uses sport to empower young people worldwide.

We wanted to know more about why sport is such a powerful tool, how UK Sport is dealing with the lockdown, and if sport can really return to normality following the COVID-19 epidemic.

Katherine speaking to Mel Young at the 2019 HWC
Katherine speaking to Mel Young at the 2019 HWC Credit: Daniel Lipinski