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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.

243 Episodes
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.
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.
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:
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...
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:
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:
Olympic silver medallist Grant Holloway joins the Olympic Channel Podcast to reflect on becoming an Olympian for the first time and how he's picked up golf.
The USWNT came away with an Olympic bronze medal from the women's football at Tokyo 2020. Megan Rapinoe reflects on the ups and down of the tournament. Plus, reigning men's marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge, sent an inspiring message ahead of the big final race.
High jumper Mutaz Barshim of Qatar takes us through his incredible Olympic moment where he shared the gold medal with Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi. Plus, Olympic gold medallist Chris Bosh reveals his Olympic experience ahead of the men's basketball final between France and USA.Chris Bosh - full episode:
Nine-time Olympic medallist Allyson Felix runs in the 400m final. But just making it to start line has been an ordeal for U.S. sprinter - she exaplains how she's coped. Plus, the Dina and Arina Averina are in action in the rhythmic gymnastics. Rio 2016 all-around gold medallist Rita Mamun explains why these two are so special.
No time for slacking! We have world record breaking Grant Holloway of USA give his motivations ahead of his 110m hurdles final. Plus, some inspirational words to get you fired up from Sakura Kokumai. And how many calories does an Olympic champion shot putter have to eat? Ryan Crouser has the answer.Full episode Grant Holloway: episode Sakura Kokumai: episode Ryan Crouser;
Lizzie Armanto represents Finland in skateboarding. She is one of the best ever and the only female skater to conquer Tony Hawk's infamous 360 loop. She speaks highly of fellow competitor Sky Brown (who we also hear from in the podcast!) Plus, Emma Coburn of the USA is in the 3,000m steeplechase final. She talks about what can be learnt from athletics in terms of gender parity.Full Lizzie episode: Emma episode: Sky Brown episode:
The Free Solo star and climbing legend Alex Honnold gives an in-depth rundown of what to expect from climbing as it appears at the Olympic Games for the first time at Tokyo 2020.2019 episode with Alex:
Shaunae Miller-Uibo's iconic dive / fall made her an Olympic champion at Rio 2016. She explains the fall plus the reasons why she's switched focus to the 200m. Also, the wrestling is underway - we hear from Team USA medal hope David Taylor.Full episode from Shaunae Miller-Uibo:
USA weightlifter Katherine Nye is a world champion. But her successful 2019 coincided with a diagnosis with Bipolar II Disorder and mild ADHD. She speaks lucidly about her mental health journey ahead of the 76 kg competition. And 100m sprinter Trayvon Bromell is aiming to be the fastest man in the world. He opens up about his inspirations - including a talk with the 'hip hop preacher' Eric Thomas.Katherine Nye - full episode: Bromell - full episode:
Mondo Duplantis represents Sweden and has pushed the boundaries of the pole vault event. He goes into the Olympics as the world record holder. Mondo joined the podcast to talk about nutrition, his baseball obsession, and his backyard training situation. Plus, the women's 400m hurdles promises to be one of the marquee events of the whole Games. We hear from the top two contenders: Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin.Full episode with Dalilah: episode with Sydney:
The track and field stars are aligned and ready for Tokyo 2020. We have exclusive chats with double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, world champion Dina Asher-Smith, and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei. The athletics starts today and we have a lot more coming up so subscribe and tell your friends.Dina Asher-Smith full episode: Cheptegei full episode:
We hear from Simone Biles who spoke with stunning honesty at a news conference following her withdrawal from the team event. Since then, she announced that she isn't going defend her all-around Olympic title. Reporter and gymnastics expert Scott Bregman gives us his analysis and reaction from Tokyo. Plus, super heavyweight boxer Frazer Clarke of Great Britain talks about surviving a knife attack in 2016.Full Frazer Clarke podcast:
Nigeria men's basketball coach Mike Brown describes how activist Nelson Mandela has inspired his team and GB boxer Lauren Price shares how her fancy footwork is aided by her footballing past. Plus, Australian surfer, and Olympic bronze medallist, Owen Wright describes his road back from a traumatic brain injury.Full Owen Wright episode:
USA swimmer Lilly King gives some tips on how to be super confident. USA's triathletes have a VERY early alarm call but that's not all Taylor Knibb and Summer Rappaport are worried about. Plus, Malaysian diver Pandelela was thrown into the deep end on her first diving lesson - literally!Lilly King full episode: full episode:
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