Maurie Plant: The Five Moments Of Beijing


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Maurie Plant is a long time sports broadcaster from the BBC. He is also a long time mentor of many of the Australian athletes. I am fortunate to also note that Maurie is both mentor and a friend.

Maurie is a keen observer of the sport. He understands how our sport is covered and how it should be covered. He also is one of the greatest story tellers of all times. It is one of the qualities that makes him a fine broadcaster. Maurie Plant has been the eyes and ears of several generations of global sports fans.

Near the end of the World Champs in Beijing, I sat down with Maurie to discuss what he saw as key moments in the 2015 World Championships. When you listen to this audio interview, you will notice Maurie's observation skills: he gets it. We did the audio in one take, and his skills as a broadcaster can be heard and appreciated on this interview.

I wanted to get this up over the holiday to give us something to consider about the championships in Beijing. It was my second time in China and a wonderful World Championships. Having Maurie Plant to check in with made it even more spectacular.

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