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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.

169 Episodes
Britain's most decorated female Olympian, Katherine Grainger, chats to Bridgestone ambassador Daley Thompson about her rowing career, why she never uses the word 'sacrifice' and how she chases her dream, no matter what.Daley is joining the podcast as co-host for special series of four episodes. One athlete from each decade, the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s.The Olympic Channel Podcast is brought to you by Bridgestone - Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner.Head to for more information.
Olympic champion heptathlete Denise Lewis is joined by Bridgestone ambassador, and friend, Daley Thompson for an in depth chat.Daley is joining the podcast as co-host for a special series of four episodes. One athlete from each decade, the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s.Denise talks about her battle against serious injury to win gold in 2000, her mental struggles with the British media before 2004, and how she chases her dreams, no matter what.The Olympic Channel Podcast is brought to you by Bridgestone - Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner.Head to for more information.
He inspired generations of athletes from across the world. Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson joined us to celebrate 40 years since the Brit won his first Olympic gold medal in decathlon at Moscow 1980. The Bridgestone ambassador takes a look back on his glittering career, explains how to become resilient, and why he never stretches. Daley is joining the podcast for special series of four episodes. One athlete from each decade, the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s, will give their insights on how they chased their dreams, no matter what. The Olympic Channel Podcast is brought to you by Bridgestone - Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner. Head to for more information.
Rugby 7s player Carlin Isles is so fast that he wants a place on the USA track team. Isles gives insight into his 'warrior mindset' and how the USA rugby bankrupcy is affecting the team. Plus, we ask him how he balances all his training for his huge goals.
Artists have been drawn to sport as inspiration for generations. The Olympic Channel Podcast spoke to South African-based artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi about how sport and art intertact, Simone Biles, Serena Williams, and racism. "These public figures who are under scrutiny and they are excellent... can we also allow them vulnerability? Can we allow them rest? Can we allow them to be human?"For more episodes - head to
Russia's Svetlana Romashina has dominated her sport for over a decade. After Rio 2016, she gave birth to a daughter and is aiming to make a comeback to win more Olympic titles at Tokyo 2020. The five-time Olympic champion talks mentality, winning, and her favourite figure skaters.Find more episode at
After the spread of COVID-19, Olympic champion and Virtual Tour of Flanders winner Greg Van Avermaet thinks top-level indoor cycling is here to stay. As elite sport returns, we ask how the coronavirus pandemic has changed competition. We speak to two-time Olympian Ashleigh Moolman Pasio about the unexpected benefits to women's cycling. Plus, tech guru Wim Sweldens gives his reasons why the indoors will never replace the outdoors.
Skater Lizzie Armanto is the first woman to complete Tony Hawk's incredible 360 loop. She joins the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk Finland, skateboarding, and Sky Brown. Plus, we have the best bits from our Olympic Day workouts. Go to for more episodes and to subscribe.
Coronavirus has meant families have spent months apart. These three IOC Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders have spent years without seeing their loved onesTo celebrate World Refugee Day, Tokyo 2020 hopefuls Yonas Kinde, Abdullah Sediqui, and 'Taking Refuge' athlete Khaoula share their reasons why sport has helped them through the tough times.Head to for more episodes
Gymnastics coach and French Olympian Cecile Landi works with four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles at her gym in Houston, Texas. She spoke about the Tokyo 2020 postponement, why she's prouder of her coaching career than her athletic career, and the all-around strength of Biles.
The 2019 freestyle wrestling world champion is partially deaf and suffered from depression but has found a way to thrive. Speaking before the protests in the USA, J'den talks candidly about Tokyo 2020 postponement, mental health, and his rivalry with team-mate Kyle Snyder.For more go to
Pride month is usually a time for parades and parties. But COVID-19 means most events are postponed or cancelled. To help sooth the sadness, we have found some of the most inspiring stories across the Olympic world to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. Featuring Adam Rippon, Amber Glenn, Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris, and Keala Kennelly.For more amazing interviews head to
British triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is usually very busy. With all competition paused, he found time to join the podcast for a look back on an incredible career and his epic moment of brotherly love. Plus, how to make the perfect cup of tea.For more episodes go to
Athletes and coaches have spoken to us from isolation about their inspiring stories and techniques for staying calm. We speak to runner Derek Redmond, figure skater Mirai Nagasu, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, coaches Brian Orser and Jerzy Gregorek.For more information and episodes go to
Claressa is an undefeated professional boxer and two-time Olympic champion. Her life story is being made into a Hollywood movie. It's no surprise. Her early life in Flint, Michigan, was not easy: a speech impediment, sexual abuse, and suicidal thoughts. Just a few years after taking up boxing, Claressa became Olympic champion for the first time aged just 17. After her second Olympic title, she turned pro and remains unbeaten after 10 fights. She is, simply, one of the greatest boxers of her generation. "I look like I haven't been through anything when I've endured a lot." For more information head to
Imagine not spending one birthday with your family for over a decade. This was the price of success for Malaysian diver Pandelela Rinong Pamg. Her life on the road has left her lonely. The two-time Olympic medallist has been on coronavirus lockdown with her brother - catching up on some overdue family time.For more episodes, videos, and more:
The world record at the 2020 London Marathon looked to be under threat. But the world will have to wait for another attempt after the coronavirus pandemic meant a postponement of the race until October 4. The Olympic Channel Podcast caught up with Kipchoge and his rival Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia to talk future plans and world record attempts.More info at:
The Ireland Rugby 7s team have a celebrity in their ranks. Greg O'Shea won top UK reality TV show 'Love Island'. But rather than cash in on his new celebrity status, Greg has stuck with his Olympic dream. He wants his country to qualify for the Olympics in Rugby 7s for the first time.Find out more here:
Paralympic sprinter Scout Bassett was nearly eight years old when she left the Chinese orphange she called home. She moved to a small town in Michigan where she was the only person in the country with a disability. The American has beaten the odds to become a successful athlete. But she's clear: this is no Cinderella story. Speaking from her apartment during the coronavirus lockdown, Scout gives us some tips on how to face adversity.LINKS:Scout Bassett InstagramOlympic Channel InstagramEd Knowles TwitterSakura Kokumai episodeSite:
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.LINKSStephanie Gilmore InstagramOlympic Channel InstagramAsh Tulloch TwitterEd Knowles TwitterKelly Slater episode
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