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20 June, 2023


Sarah Stevenson MBE - Britain's Taekwondo pioneer: Finding strength from tragedy

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom is joined by Britain's Taekwondo pioneer, Sarah Stevenson MBE. From her time as a teenage sensation to battling adversity in the toughest year of her life, this weeks episode is available to download or watch now.

Sarah Stevenson

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast, Dom is joined by Sarah Stevenson MBE

4 time Olympian, Bronze Olympic medalist, 3 time world champion and a trailblazer in the sport of Taekwondo. Sarah is the London 2012 athlete who had the honour of reading the athletes oath at the opening ceremony. A superb motivational story has highs and lows, in between success has come heartbreak with injuries and the tragic death in the same year of both her mum and dad.

Not only has Sarah shown a consistent ability to compete at the top for a number of years, but has inspired many on and off the mat. She set up her own academy aiming to educate and train young, aspiring athletes across a range of sports. Just a further example of why Sarah is a true ambassador to Great British sport. Sarah’s most remarkable achievement came in May 2011 by becoming World Champion for the third time during a year of tragedy.

Festival of Sport


Keen to get your kids into sport but still trying to work out which one? This August, Festival of Sport gives 5 – 17-year-olds the chance to try over twenty sports in a single weekend. From American football to archery, kayaking to climbing and trampolining to boxing, it’s all happening at beautiful Holkham Park in North Norfolk.

What’s more, all sessions are led by sports pros including Olympians, World Champions and gold medallists. For the full family festival vibe, there’s also live music and entertainment, a wellness zone, a packed international street food village and camping and glamping on site.

Festival of Sport is on from 11 – 14 August 2023. Tickets available now at


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