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Olivia Podmore dead at 24 years old

Old 08-10-21, 10:16 AM
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Olivia Podmore dead at 24 years old

NZ track cyclist Olivia Podmore dead at 24 y/o
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/new...livia-podmore/
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Very sad. She was really young.
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Very sad. She was really young.
yes. this has really affected me. I think she could not bear the team returning home, some celebrating wearing their Tokyo kit, two silver medals, and she was not part of it. She did not feel part of the team any longer - in her mind. Gutting.
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yes. this has really affected me. I think she could not bear the team returning home, some celebrating wearing their Tokyo kit, two silver medals, and she was not part of it. She did not feel part of the team any longer - in her mind. Gutting.
This is really tragic, and terrible that she did not get the help she so needed.
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Alex Dowsett mentioned Olivia in his recent YT video. He's donating the advertising proceeds from his video to Mind.

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Alex Dowsett mentioned Olivia in his recent YT video. He's donating the advertising proceeds from his video to Mind.
Oh, thanks so much for this update! Very kind of Alex to do this.
I read a follow up article in an NZ newspaper online that had some disturbing news; allegations of an unfair Olympic team selection process and worse yet, allegations of an improper relationship between a coach/staff and Olivia.

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This was (is) devastating news..soo young.
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Originally Posted by Surfer77 View Post
Oh, thanks so much for this update! Very kind of Alex to do this.
I read a follow up article in an NZ newspaper online that had some disturbing news; allegations of an unfair Olympic team selection process and worse yet, allegations of an improper relationship between a coach/staff and Olivia.

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Oh no!
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Oh no!
yup. here is the link to the story. not clear if it was a consensual relationship, or when this may have happened. ugh!

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/olivia...WKR5I7LCH5CXU/
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Originally Posted by Surfer77 View Post
yup. here is the link to the story. not clear if it was a consensual relationship, or when this may have happened. ugh!

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/olivia...WKR5I7LCH5CXU/

Thanks for the link. Wow, what a mess.
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