Winning isn't everything: Cath Bishop

What price is worth paying for medals and success?


Wimbledon is starting today , and the point of this episode is to challenge the idea that winning is the only thing that matters. In sport, and in life – it can be quite a pervasive idea. But if that was true, then out of the 128 people that entered the singles draws at Wimbledon, 127 of them would be – by definition – losers. And clearly that is not the case. Similarly, in life, the idea that if you don’t reach the very top or don’t change the world you are worth less is absurd. People’s value is inherent and intrinsic. This was an idea I explored with Cath Bishop – herself an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, also a former diplomat now author of the Long Win and a speaker.


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