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.
Benjamin Azamati - Ghana's new 100m sprint sensation
Benjamin Azamati set a new national record of 9.97s in his first race of the 2021 season to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. To celebrate Olympic Day, we talk to Benjamin about his career, becoming NCAA division two champion, and his heroes in sport.
Sydney McLaughlin - mindset, Olympics, and the 400m hurdles
Sydney McLaughlin trains with six-time Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix. The 400m hurdler is one of the big medal hopes for Team USA at Tokyo 2020, Ahead of the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, we caught up with Sydney about her mindset, Olympic memories, and much more.
A morning with Tom Daley and the GB diving team
Tom Daley is heading to his fourth Olympic Games as a diver for Team GB. He took Olympic bronze medals home from both London 2012 and Rio 2016. We joined Tom and diving team mates Matty Lee and Grace Reid for a quick chat.
Sky Brown - the skater set to be GB's youngest Olympian
Skateboarder Sky Brown will represent Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo and is set to become Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian. Despite her age, she's a genuine medal contender. She joins the Olympic Channel Podcast for a tour of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
Bianca Andreescu talks tennis, Tokyo 2020, and making a breakthrough
Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu shocked the world when she beat four-time Olympic champion Serena Williams in the final of the 2019 US Open. Now, she's firmly established herself as one of the world's most exciting tennis players. She's visualised becoming Olympic champion so we caught up with her ahead of a hectic summer of the French Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympic Games.
Dalilah Muhammad talks 400m hurdles world record, doubt, and Kobe Bryant
Dalilah Muhammad of the USA is the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 400m hurdles. She opens up about the doubts she felt as a young runner, the inspiration she takes from late basketball star Kobe Bryant, and her targets for the Olympic year.
Great podcast for Olympics fans!
Wow! I’m so excited that this podcast exists! It offers great variety in terms of sports and they have amazing guests. Love it. Subscribed. Will listen every week.
Host needs help
The host, Eddie Knowles, is a painfully bad interviewer. I just cringed listening to his questions for Surya Bonaly. He needs more training, please. Or more money for experienced production staff to do research and write the questions for him.
The coverage of the Semenya case was startlingly bad
The episode about the so called Semenya ruling violated all standards of good journalism. Only supporters of the iaaf were interviewed and their scientifically incorrect assertions about testosterone were allowed to stand unchallenged. Moreover, the issues of race, national origin and lgbt identity were ignored. No matter where you come down on this issue, this podcast was biased and condescending to the very real questions raised by Semenya and the experts who have demonstrated serious problems with the iaaf position.