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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.
Olympic champion basketballer Chris Bosh, Olympic runner Alexi Pappas, and Paralympic champion Birgit Skarstein offer up their most memorable pieces. Plus, a bit of memorable fun with skateboarder Lizzie Armanto in our host Ed Knowles' farewell podcast.
The snowboarding legend and three-time Olympic champion retired from the sport he became synonymous with after coming fourth at the half pipe competition at Beijing 2022. Shaun White sat down for an emotional interview that day with Ash Tulloch. We are also joined by his physical therapist Esther Lee and his coach JJ Thomas.
Paralympian and motivational speaker Amy Purdy talks to IOC Young Leaders about their own journeys and how they’re driving change in the areas of gender equality, peace building, inclusion and sustainability. This sample of the 'We Have a Goal' podcast series showcases the four episodes supported by Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner Panasonic. Listen to all of them at
Nelson 'Chris' Stokes was one of the original members of the 'Cool Runnings' Jamaica bobsleigh team who captured the world's imagination at Calgary 1988. Now, it's his mission to make his country genuine top 10 contenders in the world.
Paula Moltzan is a US skier who specialises in slalom. She learnt how to ski on the same slope as Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn. In 2015, Paula became the junior world champion but her lifelong dream of being a pro skier was put under threat when she was cut from the US team. She decided to go to college and continued racing. Eventually - her determination and skill earned her a place back on the team. At Beijing 2022, she became an Olympian. We spoke to her during Beijing 2022 to talk about her friendship with Ryan Cochran-Siegle and his silver medal win, why Lindsey Vonn is an inspiration, and much more.
Gus Kenworthy is an Olympic silver medallist freeskier. After a long career, representing both USA and Great Britain, he has retired the from sport. We talk movies, being an Olympian, and more.Elana Meyers Taylor's journey to Beijing 2022 was incredible. After taking a break from the sport to become a mother, she returned to take a silver and bronze Olympic bronze medal home to the USA from China. She continued to breastfeed her son Nico, battled against a positive COVID test on arrival to the Games, and aged 37 - remains one of the toughest competitors in the bobsleigh.
Speed skater Brittany Bowe of the USA made headlines across the world before the Olympics. An act of incredible sportsmanship saw her give up her place earned at U.S. trials to her friend Erin Jackson. She talks about her own Olympic bronze medal and why she claims no part in Jackson's gold.Plus, we hear from Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France who won the Olympic gold medal in style in the ice dance ahead of the word championships in Montpellier from 23 March.
International Paralympics President Andrew Parsons sat down with us just before the closing ceremony at Beijing 2022. We speak about peace through sport, widening female participation, and more. Plus, Andrea Macri from Italy's para ice hockey team outlines why his goal for gold at Milano Cortina 2026 will be very difficult.
Oyuna Uranchimeg saw a quote on Facebook one day. 'You never know how strong you are until that's the only choice you have,' it said. Nothing sums up her feelings towards her life more than this. Exactly 22 years ago, she was visiting the United States from Mongolia when she suffered a life changing car accident. She has spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Oyuna only took up wheelchair curling six years ago but she has excelled in the sport. So, aged 48, she goes to her first Paralympic Games with Team USA.Oyuna speaks lucidly about her mental struggles with accepting her disability, how her children saved her life, and her surreal experience in becoming an athlete later in life.
Mike Schultz from the USA is a Paralympic gold medallist snowboarder. He was a professional snocross racer - where snowmobiles race in a motorcross style - but a bad accident saw him become an amputee and start a new life as an adaptive athlete. He applied his racing mind to maximising prosthetic equipment and he launched Biodapt. It's not uncommon for Mike to line up against a competitor with his equipment.
After the Olympics in 2018, both Jason Brown and Evgenia Medvedeva decided to move to Canada to train with legendary coaching team Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson. They made friends and, despite the pandemic, stayed in touch when life put them down different paths. They were reunited (briefly) at Beijing 2022 in person. But we decided to get them together for a catch up with journalist Katerina Kuznetsova.
A final bonus podcast from Beijing 2022. We catch up with five time Olympic champion biathlete Martin Fourcade of France about Paris 2024 plans. And we speak to Frida Hansdotter about her new position on the IOC Athletes' Commission.
It's the last day of competition at Beijing 2022 and the daily podcast from the Winter Olympics is all about figure skating. We hear from 2018 Olympic champion Alina Zagitova who is in China as a reporter. Plus, top U.S. finisher in the women's competition Alysa Liu. And also a wrap-up of all the figure skating action with our on the ground reporter Nick McCarvel.
It's a bumper daily podcast episode from the Winter Olympics in China today. Slovenian snowboarder Gloria Kotnik took an Olympic bronze medal in the parallel giant slalom. It was her best ever result in a career spanning 137 world cup races and three Olympic Games. After the last Olympics, she was burnout and in 2020 she took a career break to have a baby. Find out why it was the best decision she ever made.
The daily Olympic podcast from Beijing 2022 has the two impressive women heading up teams in the two-woman bobsleigh which starts today. Elana Meyers Taylor is four-time Olympic medallist for the USA who has found herself revitalised since becoming a mother - despite the big challenges she faces. Plus, Kaillie Humpries picked up her first Olympic gold medal since switch from Canada to the USA. We hear about her amazing victory in the monobob.Blog:
The daily podcast from the Winter Olympics in China today contains two incredible skiers. Eileen Gu of China is looking to pick up her third Olympic medal of the Games in the women's freeski half pipe. She explains how she has coped mentally with the pressure in the past. Plus, Slovenia's Ursa Bogataj picked up two Olympic gold medals in ski jumping putting her on a par with alpine skiing great Tina Maze. Find out the ups and downs of her career finally led to elation.
Two amazing alpine skiers join our daily podcast from the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Dave Ryding cemented his place in British sporting history with a first ever FIS World Cup event win for Great Britain earlier in the season. It means he's in contention for the podium today. Plus, Norway's Lucas Braathen explains why he's so interested in the Japanese practice of kintsugi.
The daily podcast from the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China today welcomes Norwegian freeskier Birk Ruud. He won Olympic gold in the men's big air and made an emotional dedication to his late father. Find out why his dad is still an inspiration to him. Plus, Austria's Anna Gasser won the inaugural women's big air snowboard competition in PyeongChang 2018. She's competing in the slopestyle today with a completely different mindset than the last Olympics. Full Anna Gasser chat:
There's love in the air from the official daily podcast at Beijing 2022. We celebrate Valentine's Day with the story of how Sofia Prosvirnova and Viktor Hald Thorup fell in love. Plus, Olympic champion Meryl Davis outlines her reasons why romance may well have evolved into something more sophisticated in figure skating's ice dance discipline.
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