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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.

207 Episodes
Canadian footballer Jordyn Huitema is gearing up for one of the biggest summers of her life so far. The 20-year-old's club, Paris Saint-Germain, are flying both domestically and in Europe. Plus, Canada want to improve on their Rio 2016 podium place by taking home a gold medal in the women's football tournament. She talks about being authentic online, playing checkers with boyfriend Alphonso Davies, and much more.
Australia's Cate Campbell is a swimming legend with two gold medals from three trips to the Olympic Games. But she wants to win the 100m freestyle Olympic title. We caught up with Campbell to talk Tokyo 2020, her new pandemic hobbies, and how she's bounced back from disappointment.
USA's Nyjah Huston is one of the greatest skateboarders of his generation. His goal to become the very first male street skateboarding Olympic champion. We spoke to Nyjah about his perfect skate crew, his Olympic dream, and dealing with pressure. Plus, how it feels to play as himself in the Tony Hawk video game.
Legendary skateboarder Felipe Gustavo joined the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk about his career, how his dad sold his car to fund his first big contest entry, and why staying humble is so important.
To celebrate the release of Olympic Channel's latest edition to the acclaimed Five Rings Films series 'Rulon', Olympic gold medallist wrestler Rulon Gardner sat down with the Olympic Channel Podcast to catch up. He talks about his epic (and unexpected win) at the 2000 Olympic Games, how to build the mentality of an Olympic wrestler, and much more about his incredible life. You can watch the full documentary for free right now at
USA hurdler Grant Holloway is setting himself up for a memorable 2021. He has already broken the indoor world record in the 60m and is promising to be one of the biggest gold medal hopes for the US track and field team. he talks about his mentality, tips for visualisation, and his top three favourite music artists.
Illness and injuries have meant double Olympic silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva has struggled to recapture her top fitness and form. It meant she's didn't qualify for this year's world championships in Stockholm. Ahead of that competition starting, we talk to one of the world's most popular figure skaters about her difficult year and her future plans.
Ryan Crouser is the reigning Olympic champion in the shot put. He joined the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk about setting a new indoor world record, his diet, and growing up in Oregon, USA.
Christiane Endler is a goalkeeper who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and captains her national team of Chile. During the 2019 World Cup legendary U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo called her best female goalie in the world. Chile are on the verge of qualification for the Olympic Games for the first time. Before that difficult, and long-delayed Olympic play-off against Cameroon, Endler spoke to David Childs about her Olympic memories, her season with PSG, and her thoughts on International Women's Day.
Kayla Imrie competes in the canoe sprint for New Zealand. Ashlee caught up with the three-time world championship medallist to chat about how her condition, menorrhagia, affects her competitive life as an elite athlete.
Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo and her husband Maicel are an athletics power couple. They shared a special moment at the World Athletics Championships in 2019 when they both received silver medals for their performances in the 400m and decathlon, respectively. Shaunae reveals why her focus is shifting to the 200m, who is fastest sprinter in the family, and how her long-held ambition to try heptathlon may become a reality soon.
Skateboarder Candy Jacobs is one of the most exciting street skaters on the contest scene. She's set to represent the Netherlands at Tokyo 2020. Find out how a DM from skating legend Tony Hawk changed her life and more.
The U.S. skier Breezy Johnson is one of the most resilient athletes in international competition. The injuries she has suffered have been severe and career threatening. A fractured leg and several knee ligament issues may have ended her career. Instead, she kept going. Breezy is in the form of her life with four world cup podium finishes in downhill ahead of the world championships in the legendary Italian resort of Cortina. She talks cliff jumping, facing your fear, and why being brave is just a state of mind.
Olympic bronze medallist Bradie Tennell became the U.S. national champion for the second time in 2021. With a year to go until Beijing 2022, Tennell recounts how much she has grown since her last Winter Olympic experience at PyeongChang 2018, why new coach Tom Zakrajsek has been so important to her new success, and why a break from figure skating was exactly what she needed. Plus, the American builds the 'perfect figure skater' and gets excited for the upcoming showdown between Hanyu Yuzuru and Nathan Chen at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
World champion 1,500m runner and Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Simpson is looking to make her fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo. She gives some tips for those who have just started running, the highlights from an incredible career, and her excitement for Olympic competition in 2021.
Alexi Pappas an award-winning filmmaker and author who also is aiming to run the marathon at Tokyo 2020 for Greece.Since becoming the Olympian and breaking the Greek national record in the 10,000m at Rio 2016, she became clinically depressed.She speak to the Olympic Channel Podcast about what worked for her mental health, an idea for how to improve marathon events, and why it's never too late to find a mentor.
It was a whirlwind 2020 for Sara Hall. She didn’t meet her number one goal: qualify for the Olympic Games in the marathon for the USA. The setback set off a series of events – She became runner up at the London Marathon and then clocking the second fastest female marathon time for an American ever. Sara talks honestly about the problems she faced and how she managed to keep a smile throughout the ups and downs.
The first podcast of our Olympic year is with Emma Coburn - a world champion steeplechaser from the United States. She is an Olympic bronze medallist and an eight-time U.S national champion. Emma speaks about a range of subjects including her new project with Christian Taylor called the Athletics Association, her specific goals for 2021, and why loves the crowd in London.
British snowboarding star Billy Morgan recovered from a career-threatening knee injury to triumph in the Big Air competition in PyeongChang 2018. He came away with an Olympic bronze medal. He talks to the podcast about how to stay calm under pressure, the importance of friends, and why you should be out in a garden.
Chris Bosh won it all during an illustrious basketball career - including an Olympic gold medal and two NBA titles. In an honest and open chat, Chris talks about how to have fun at an elite level, tips on staying grateful, and how supporting can sometimes be more challenging than leading. "We have to sacrifice to be a part of a team. I don't care what team you're on."
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