Olympic paddler Andras Toro flexes during training. Andras competed in 4 Olympics for 2 countries in the sport of canoe.

Episode 140: Canoeist András Törő’s Olympics

Release Date: June 11, 2020

We welcome back 4x canoe sprint Olympian András Törő, and in this episode we talk about his Olympic experiences at Rome 1960, where he won a bronze medal; Tokyo 1964, where he defected; Munich 1972, which suffered a terrorist attack, and Montreal 1976. Also, we follow up on the latest developments in the IOC’s and USOPC’s efforts to acknowledge athletes’ opinions and desires when it comes to making protests. Plus there’s information from the IOC’s latest Executive Board meeting, and some news from TKFLASTAN.

Mentioned on the show:

The IOC’s statement on racism and inclusion.

Gwen Berry’s open letter.

USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland’s response.

András’ book Chronicles of an Olympic Defector.

The McLaren Report on corruption within the International Weightlifting Federation and Weightlifting House’s episode about it.