Inspiration and motivation from the Olympics with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the mentalilty it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - the Olympic Channel Podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Hosted by Ed Knowles, past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.
Figure skating legend Kristi Yamaguchi looks back on famous 1992 Olympic win
As the figure skating season begins, we take a trip in the 'Time Machine' to remember U.S. figure skating legend Kristi Yamaguchi's incredible win from the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville. Kristi is also joined by Olympic bronze medallist Adam Rippon and Olympic champion Meryl Davis. This is the first of three 'Time Machine' episodes hosted by Nick McCarvel.
A catch-up with Allyson Felix after an historic Tokyo 2020
Allyson Felix won her 10th and 11th Olympic medals at Tokyo 2020 making her the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete of all-time. The 400m bronze plus the victory in the 400 x 400m relay come after a challenging period for Felix. A life-threatening birth experience plus problems with sponsors made her success taste all the sweeter. We catch up with this living legend to talk legacy and future plans.
Double champ Oksana Masters gives powerful and inspirational message
The Paralympic Games have ended and one of the star performers was road cyclist Oksana Masters who won two titles for the USA. She reveals just how hard it was to even be on the start line after undergoing surgery with exactly 100 days to go to the Games. Plus, she gives some mental health tips and gives context to her incredible Players' Tribune video about the physical and mental abuse she endured as an orphan from Ukraine.
Players' Tribune piece: https://projects.theplayerstribune.com/oksana-masters-the-hard-part-out-loud
Tatyana McFadden and Haven Shepherd tell their dramatic life stories
Two incredible guests from Team USA. Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden went into Tokyo 2020 as the proud owner of 17 Paralympic medals including seven gold medals. She beat the odds to make the start line here in Japan after surviving some life-threatening blood clots in 2017.
Plus, Haven Shepherd was born in Vietnam. Her parents took their own lives by strapping bombs in a family suicide attempt. Haven somehow survived was adopted by a US family and started to smile for the first time in an American swimming pool . She's now a Paralympic swimmer for the USA.
We hear both life stories in full...
Bebe Vio talks iconic emotions, Italy, and her vision for the future
Italian wheelchair fencer Bebe Vio screamed with emotion when she won her Paralympic title back at Rio 2016. She recalls that iconic moment. Away from sport, Bebe is a world famous model who has graced the cover of Vanity Fair and other international magazines. She talks about her life after he huge win, her goals for the Paralympics, and her future plans.
Elliott Stewart episode: https://olympics.com/en/original-series/episode/podcast-elliot-stewart-judo-paralympics
GB's Lauren Steadman talks Paralympics, mental resilience, and para-triathlon
Lauren Steadman took a silver medal home from the Paralympics at Rio 2016. A less nervous and more mentally resilient athlete five years later, the British para-triathlete opens up about her big swimming mistake, learning from her starring roles on massive UK TV shows, and resetting when things go wrong.
Full Melissa Stockwell Podcast episode: https://olympics.com/en/podcast/podcast-melissa-stockwell