Inspiration and motivation from the Olympics with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the mentality 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 Ash Tulloch and 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.
Duncan Scott on mindset, Tokyo Olympic success, FINA World Champs, and his swimming future
Olympic champion and 5-time Olympic silver medallist Duncan Scott is more than just Great Britain's most decorated Olympic swimmer.
The three-time world champion is also passionate about food, fun, and family.
Scott had been a hot favourite to add to his medal haul at this week's FINA World Championships in Budapest, but has had to withdraw after catching Covid three weeks ago.
Join host Ash Tulloch and swimming expert Andrew Binner as the Brit swim star chats about his mindset, passions away from the pool, his historic performance at Tokyo 2020 in 2021, and how he plans to continue his dominance in the sport. We also shed light on what other stories he's excited about at the world champs in Hungary from June 18.
Srikanth Kidambi on his love of film, Thomas Cup win, and badminton excellence
India's Srikanth Kidambi is this week’s Olympic Channel podcast guest who talks about captaining his team to historic victory in the Thomas Cup and how momentous it was for the country.
He shares his love of film with Ash Tulloch and explains who he would like to play him in a film about the Thomas Cup. The badminton star also reflects on missing out on Tokyo 2020 and discusses his ambitions for the Commonwealth Games and Paris 2024.
India's Srikanth Kidambi is this week’s Olympic Channel podcast guest. The badminton star talks about captaining his team to an historic victory in the 2022 Thomas Cup and how momentous it was for the country.
He tells host Ash Tulloch about his love of film and shares who he would like to play him in a movie about the recent men's team event success. The 29-year-old also reflects on missing the men's singles at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, and discusses his ambitions for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympics.
Pau Gasol on NBA finals, Kobe Bryant and the Olympics
Paul Gasol is giant in stature and in mind.
For 18 years he played professional basketball in the NBA and for Spain’s national team. He retired in 2021 with two NBA championship rings and three Olympic medals to his name. He joins the Olympic Channel podcast to chat about life and all things basketball, including his thoughts on the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors, and Boston Celtics.
He tells Ash Tulloch how he continues to honour the legacy of his friend Kobe Bryant and what it means to be a girl dad now that he is a father himself. The retired Spanish star gives his take on the future of for his former team, the LA Lakers and discusses what we can expect from new coach Darvin Ham.
Pau also takes a trip down memory lane reflecting on his five Olympics and explains how the Games have had such a big impact on his life. Plus, find out which NBA franchises has he been working with this season.
Shawn Johnson East on gymnastics age limit, body image journey, and Angel City FC
Olympic gymnastics champion Shawn Johnson East takes us inside the life and mind of an entrepreneur, Olympic gold medallist, mother, and digital media mogul.
The Team USA star gets candid with Olympic Channel presenter Ash Tulloch about her feelings towards the age limit in gymnastics, keeping in mind that she was just 16 years old when she took home gold and three silvers from Beijing 2008 for the U.S.. Her thoughts may surprise you.
As well as her life as a gymnast, we discuss her body image journey, becoming a YouTube parenting sensation with her husband, NFL star Andrew East, plus being a co-owner of North American women’s football team Angel City FC, and how they plan to make a positive impact in women’s soccer and influence other sports, to "help every athlete in the world have a voice.’”
Ana Ivanovic on pressure, parenting and 2022 French Open
From humble beginnings in Serbia to becoming a tennis icon, Ana Ivanovic has had a remarkable journey so far.
In an open and insightful interview, she speaks with Ash Tulloch about society pressures, life, motherhood, guilty pleasures, athletes she’s excited about and the 2022 French Open.
Ana was just 20 years old when she won the trophy at Roland Garros, becoming the number one women’s tennis player in the world. Since retiring in 2016, she’s had two boys with husband, German football star Bastian Schweinsteiger, and been working on personal projects to help improve the lives of children worldwide.
Bruno Fratus: The charismatic swimmer on Ayrton Senna, authenticity and Paris 2024
Brazilian swimmer Bruno Fratus is many things. As well as being the 50m freestyle bronze medallist from Tokyo 2020, he's humorous, honest and epitomises resilience.
After making 3 consecutive 50m free Olympic finals, in Japan he finally won the medal that had eluded him for so long.
Ash Tulloch had a revealing chat with Bruno about his journey in and outside the pool. They discuss everything from putting on 10 kg after the Tokyo Games, his wife and coach, fellow Olympian Michelle Lenhardt, plus Formula 1 icon Ayrton Senna and the mission on the horizon - Paris 2024.
The Best Olympic podcast
The interviewer is excellent. He has a great rapport with all the athletes that he is interviewing. Also very few advertisements.
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.