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Reach into the minds of the best athletes in the world with our weekly podcast. We want you to think like an Olympian.

    Behind the smile of Stephanie Gilmore - the seven-time world champion surfer

    Behind the smile of Stephanie Gilmore - the seven-time world champion surfer

    The sporting world is on pause due to the coronavirus. Like with most other sports, there are no surfing events at the moment. But Stephanie Gilmore spoke to us before the COVID-19 situation became so serious. In a wide-ranging interview, she talks about fighting for gender equality, how she stays smiling, and how she recovered from a physical attack in her home in 2010.

    LINKS

    Stephanie Gilmore Instagram

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    Ash Tulloch Twitter

    Ed Knowles Twitter

    Kelly Slater episode

    • 34 min
    Isolation, the coronavirus, and why you should NEVER give up with Sakura Kokumai

    Isolation, the coronavirus, and why you should NEVER give up with Sakura Kokumai

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed the plans of the globe. Massive parts of the population have been advised to stay at home. The Olympic Channel Podcast spoke to karate athlete Sakura Kokumai of the USA. Like countless other athletes across the planet, she's training from home now. Sakura talks about losing her sensei to pancreatic cancer and gives an amazing monologue about why you should never give up.

    "I know that once things clear up, opportunities will show. That's one thing I really, truly believe in."

    LINKS

    Sakura Kokumai Instagram

    Ed Knowles Twitter

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    Pita Taufatofua episode

    • 34 min
    Boxing champ Nicola Adams on London 2012, mindset, and retirement

    Boxing champ Nicola Adams on London 2012, mindset, and retirement

    British boxing star Nicola Adams won everything there was in the sport: double Olympic champion, world champion, and undefeated as a professional. She retired from boxing but has retained her winning smile. We remember the epic London 2012 final with a blow-by-blow account. Plus, the Olympic Channel Podcast challenges Nicola to gargle her favourite songs.

    LINKS

    Nicola Adams Instagram

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    Ed Knowles Twitter

    Wladimir Klitschko episode

    • 20 min
    Top figure skaters on haters, trolls, relationships, and respect

    Top figure skaters on haters, trolls, relationships, and respect

    Olympic medallists Evgenia Medvedeva, Adam Rippon, Javier Fernandez, and Meryl Davis gave their advice on dealing with the drama of competition in figure skating. The Olympic Channel Podcast wanted to know how they retained their focus to win their Olympic medals.

    LINKS

    Stephane Lambiel episode

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    Ed Knowles Instagram

    • 22 min
    Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez on 2020 goals

    Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez on 2020 goals

    U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez were part of the all-conquering 'Final Five' at Rio 2016. We have exclusive interviews with both ahead of their big Olympic year. Biles talk about her 2020 goals, the double double into the sea, and not remembering records. Laurie has been away from gymnastics for two years but is hoping to make the Olympic team.

    LINKS

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    Scott Bregman Twitter

    Ed Knowles Twitter

    Kristie Phillips episode

    • 19 min
    Luvo Manyonga: From drug addiction to world champion

    Luvo Manyonga: From drug addiction to world champion

    South African athlete Luvo Manyonga specialises in long jump. He's an Olympic silver medallist and a world champion. But an addiction to methamphetamine meant his life on and off the field came close to irreversible ruin.

    LINKS:

    Annimari Korte podcast

    Luvo Manyonga instagram

    Evelyn Watta Twitter

    Ed Knowles Twitter

    Olympic Channel Instagram

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

another avis reader ,

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.

RonSweet ,

Inspiring!!! YOU Go G.O.A.T!!

Abuse case mentioned. Thank you.
Thank you Apple & Olympic channel for giving Simone this opportunity. Simone deserves this! Simone is a true great influence and role model for kids & adults everywhere. Thank you Simone!

JillMozzarella ,

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.

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