Andrew Musgrave’s Olympic Column – Part I: «Heading to Beijing is a bit of step into the unknown for the British cross-country team»
I can’t promise that I’ll unearth any breaking stories, but hopefully my insider’s account will be at least vaguely interesting. And who knows, maybe I will luck out and have some earth-shattering, exciting headline to report to you while I’m there!
Into the unknown
Heading to Beijing is a bit of step into the unknown for the British cross-country team. Our 2021 World Cup at the Olympic venue was cancelled due to covid, so we really don’t know much about what to expect. We’ve seen some maps and GPS data of the race courses, a few terrible videos of a Chinese guy on an ATV driving round the stadium in the mud, and a very small-scale map of where the athlete village is in relation to Beijing, but that’s about it.
We’ve still got quite a lot of questions; What will the athlete village be like?