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Three men who dreamt of Olympic glory but have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese, bring you weekly Olympian interviews from every corner of the planet, as well as entertaining and insightful analysis from all things related to the Olympic Games.

Off The Podium - An Olympics Podcast Ben Waterworth, Colin Hilding & Jarrod Loobeek

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Three men who dreamt of Olympic glory but have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese, bring you weekly Olympian interviews from every corner of the planet, as well as entertaining and insightful analysis from all things related to the Olympic Games.

    Episode 398 - Katharina Haecker Interview

    Episode 398 - Katharina Haecker Interview

    With only a week to go till the 2024 Olympics begin, we're bringing you another exciting interview as we return to the sport of judo and speak to two-time Aussie Olympic judoka Katharina Haecker about her amazing career and her expectations ahead of her third Olympics in Paris! We find out her journey through the sport and just how she was able to rise the global judo ranks from a country that isn't exactly renowned highly in the sport. We also find out about her two Olympic experiences in Rio and Tokyo and why both are spurring her on towards Paris. Added to this we learn some more intricacies of the sport, find out just what it would mean to her to break Australia's long judo drought at the Olympics when it comes to medals and see just why she thinks Chairy would be the ultimate judoka. It's an incredible chat to really get you in the mood ahead of Paris! So get excited and get tuned in!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 397 - Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics All-Around Team Interview

    Episode 397 - Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics All-Around Team Interview

    An incredibly special and stacked episode of Off The Podium today as we return to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics in style by speaking to the entire Australian All-Around team heading to Paris in just over a week for the Olympics! Joining us on the show to learn about their careers as well as hopes for the Paris Olympics are returning Olympian Lidiia Iakovleva, debutants Saskia Broedelet, Phoebe Learmont, Emmanouela Frroku and Jessica Weintraub as well as team reserve Alexandra Eedle. Not only do we hear about all of their incredible careers, we also learn more about the sport, find out just what it is like working together both on and off the mat and just why Paris could be such a groundbreaking Olympics for Australian gymnastics. It's arguably one of our biggest ever interviews in our history so get to listening, get pumped for the Olympics and get yourself in a rhythmic mood of epic proportions!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 396 - Mary Hanna Interview

    Episode 396 - Mary Hanna Interview

    It's time to bring you a true Olympic icon on the show today as we sit down and talk to six-time Olympian Mary Hanna from Australia to learn about her amazing career in the sport of dressage! We learn from Mary just how she got started in the sport and whether she ever could've imagined she would've made it to six different Olympics. We also find out the secret to her longevity and just what keeps up her drive and passion for the sport after all these years. Added to this learn just what a seventh Olympics would mean to her, which of her Olympic appearances was her favourite and least favourite and whether she could keep on going and make it to Brisbane in eight years time. It's an absolutely amazing chat that you won't want to miss!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 395 - OTP Newscast 11

    Episode 395 - OTP Newscast 11

    We're so close to Paris you can taste it, and that means we have plenty to discuss in the world of the Olympics! That of course means it's time for our latest Newscast episode, and we're pumped to bring back Raphael Spaeth to go over all the latest news from the Olympics and get you even more excited for them! We go over the final Australian team for the Olympics and talk up some interesting stats around them. We also bring some exciting news when it comes to a fun segment we'll be able to bring back from the past, as well as go over some other big news from around the Olympic world. We also bring you our penultimate group of sports previews for Paris, as we go over golf, shooting and water polo to get you even more pumped for the Games! It's another epic episode of epic proportions as we get closer and closer to the Paris Olympics!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 394 - Elena Galiabovitch Interview

    Episode 394 - Elena Galiabovitch Interview

    As we enter the home stretch for Paris 2024 and the final fortnight before the Games, we're pumped once again to bring you another epic interview, this time with two-time Olympic shooter from Australia, Elena Galiabovitch! In this great chat, Elena goes over her career, from her journey to Australia at a young age and how her legendary father helped shape her journey through the sport of shooting. We also learn about her rise through the ranks that has taken her to both the Rio Olympics and Tokyo Olympics and just why she is so pumped for her third Olympics in Paris. Added to this we find out more about an incredibly unique honour that came with her Tokyo experience, learn more about the technicalities of her sport and find out just why she is besties with Usain Bolt! It's an incredible chat to whet your appetite even more for the Paris Olympics! So get to listening and get pumped!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 393 - Josh Katz Interview

    Episode 393 - Josh Katz Interview

    We're heading back to the judo mat for the first time in two years as we speak with Aussie Olympic judoka Josh Katz about his amazing career and hopes ahead of the Paris Olympics! We find out about the 'family business' that is judo for Josh and how the passion for the sport in the family helped spurred him on to great success throughout his career. We also learn about his Rio experiences in 2016 and his disappointment about not making Tokyo in 2020 and how he was able to use that push him towards overcoming some significant setbacks on the path to Paris. Added to this we learn more about judo, why he might have the best support t-shirt ahead of Paris and what he hopes to achieve at his second Olympics. It's an epic chat that you will love every second of it! So get to listening!

    • 1 hr 20 min

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