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Olympic Channel Podcast
15 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Benjamin Azamati - Ghana's new 100m sprint sensation
Benjamin Azamati set a new national record of 9.97s in his first race of the 2021 season to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. To celebrate Olympic Day, we talk to Benjamin about his career, becoming NCAA division two champion, and his heroes in sport.
23 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Sydney McLaughlin - mindset, Olympics, and the 400m hurdles
Sydney McLaughlin trains with six-time Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix. The 400m hurdler is one of the big medal hopes for Team USA at Tokyo 2020, Ahead of the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, we caught up with Sydney about her mindset, Olympic memories, and much more.
14 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
A morning with Tom Daley and the GB diving team
Tom Daley is heading to his fourth Olympic Games as a diver for Team GB. He took Olympic bronze medals home from both London 2012 and Rio 2016. We joined Tom and diving team mates Matty Lee and Grace Reid for a quick chat.
14 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Sky Brown - the skater set to be GB's youngest Olympian
Skateboarder Sky Brown will represent Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo and is set to become Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian. Despite her age, she's a genuine medal contender. She joins the Olympic Channel Podcast for a tour of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
18 minutes | May 26, 2021
Bianca Andreescu talks tennis, Tokyo 2020, and making a breakthrough
Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu shocked the world when she beat four-time Olympic champion Serena Williams in the final of the 2019 US Open. Now, she's firmly established herself as one of the world's most exciting tennis players. She's visualised becoming Olympic champion so we caught up with her ahead of a hectic summer of the French Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympic Games.
22 minutes | May 19, 2021
Dalilah Muhammad talks 400m hurdles world record, doubt, and Kobe Bryant
Dalilah Muhammad of the USA is the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 400m hurdles. She opens up about the doubts she felt as a young runner, the inspiration she takes from late basketball star Kobe Bryant, and her targets for the Olympic year.
23 minutes | May 12, 2021
Trayvon Bromell on 100m, positive mindset, and his journey to Tokyo 2020
The Olympic 100m final is one of the most iconic events on the entire planet. Trayvon Bromell set an early world leading time of 9.88 in May 2021. His whole life he has beaten the odds to become one of the favourites for Olympic glory in Tokyo.
21 minutes | May 5, 2021
Jordyn Huitema talks football, Olympics, and PSG
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.
31 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Cate Campbell on mindset, ukulele, and swimming as therapy
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.
23 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Nyjah Huston talks skateboarding, Tony Hawk game, and the Olympics
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.
20 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Felipe Gustavo on skateboarding, his dad, and the Olympics
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.
20 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Rulon Gardner talks new movie, near-death experiences, and Olympic gold
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 www.OlympicChannel.com
25 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Grant Holloway - world champion, world record holder, and positive thinker
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.
12 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Evgenia Medvedeva talks 2021, injuries, illness, and future
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.
24 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Ryan Crouser on world records, shot put, and achieving big dreams
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.
24 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Christiane Endler talks PSG, Olympic qualifiers, and playing against USWNT
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.
29 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021: A conversation about heavy menstrual bleeding and sport with Olympian Kayla Imrie
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.
24 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Maicel Uibo - a track and field power couple
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.
24 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Skateboarder Candy Jacobs talks Tony Hawk deal, Tokyo 2020, and more
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.
25 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Skier Breezy Johnson - mindset and comeback after serious injury
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.
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