Talking Tokyo is our 6-part podcast series ahead of Tokyo 2020 by Studio Hockey. We take 1 player from each team and match him up with an opponent from the opening game at the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games will start on July 24th. That’s why from now on every month on the 24th we’ll publish a new episode for Talking Tokyo.
Adam Dixon, aged 33, captains the GB squad. Originally from Beeston he also played a year at Rotterdam in the Dutch Hoofdklasse before returning to Beeston in England. He played 3 World Cups and Tokyo will be his 2nd Olympic Games.
Austin Smith is a defender, aged 34, who made his debut for South Africa when he was just 18. After a couple of years at Reading in England he now plays his club hockey for Den Bosch in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. He played 3 World Cups between 2010 and 2018 and Tokyo will be his 3rd Olympic Games.