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Phil Andrews: USA Weightlifting's Response to COVID-19
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Phil Andrews: USA Weightlifting's Response to COVID-19
Mar 23, 2020
Phil Andrews

Athletes and sports governing bodies across the world have been racing to adapt to postponements, cancellations, and the challenges of training while maintaining social distance. In this special episode, USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews joins us to talk about his organization's first responses to the pandemic, including rapid changes and the lack of spectators at this year's Arnold Sports Festival.

We also talk about potential ramifications for Olympic qualification, Phil's thoughts on Tokyo 2020, and what USA Weightlifting is doing to help athletes find places to train when gyms across the country are closed for an extended period. 

Editor's Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.