Olympic Channel Podcast: Ways to Listen

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From figure skating to gymnastics, we bring you the top Olympic talk around Tokyo 2020 with the biggest name athletes.

It's the official Olympic Channel Podcast and it comes out every Wednesday.

Past guests include Simone Biles, Lindsey Vonn, Yuzuru Hanyu, and more than 100 others.

Stephanie Gilmore

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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.

Sakura Kokumai

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the plans of the globe. Massive parts of the population have been advised to stay at home. The Olympic Channel Podcast spoke to karate athlete Sakura Kokumai of the USA. Like countless other athletes across the planet, she's training from home now. Sakura talks about losing her sensei to pancreatic cancer and gives an amazing monologue about why you should never give up.

Podcast: Sakura Kokumai on isolation and why you should never give up

Podcast: Sakura Kokumai on isolation and why you should never give up

Nicola Adams

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British boxing star Nicola Adams won everything there was in the sport: double Olympic champion, world champion, and undefeated as a professional. She retired from boxing but has retained her winning smile. We remember the epic London 2012 final with a blow-by-blow account. Plus, the Olympic Channel Podcast challenges Nicola to gargle her favourite songs.

Figure skaters on haters

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Olympic medallists Evgenia Medvedeva, Adam Rippon, Javier Fernandez, and Meryl Davis gave their advice on dealing with the drama of competition in figure skating. The Olympic Channel Podcast wanted to know how they retained their focus to win their Olympic medals.

Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez

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U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez were part of the all-conquering 'Final Five' at Rio 2016. We have exclusive interviews with both ahead of their big Olympic year. Biles talk about her 2020 goals, the double double into the sea, and not remembering records. Laurie has been away from gymnastics for two years but is hoping to make the Olympic team.

Luvo Manyonga

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South African athlete Luvo Manyonga specialises in long jump. He's an Olympic silver medallist and a world champion. But an addiction to methamphetamine meant his life on and off the field came close to irreversible ruin.

Boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko

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The Ukrainian boxing legend joined the Olympic Channel ahead of the Tokyo 2020 qualification tournaments to talk about his memories from Atlanta 1996, Muhammad Ali and Anthony Joshua.

Dina Asher-Smith

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Dina Asher-Smith is often pictured with a huge smile. The British runner had plenty to smile about in 2019. A fantastic season was capped by becoming a world champion in the 200m in Doha. Dina spoke to the Olympic Channel Podcast about Tokyo 2020, the new plans for the Diamond League, and jazz singer Billie Holiday.

Figure skaters Mariah Bell and Adam Rippon

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The crowd went wild for Mariah Bell at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Her routine had the audience on their feet and Mariah with tears of joy. Coach and mentor Adam Rippon joined her on the Olympic Channel Podcast to dissect how the 23-year-old has gone from second alternate for PyeongChang 2018 to top U.S. pick for the world championships.

Podcast: Figure skaters Mariah Bell and Adam Rippon

Podcast: Figure skaters Mariah Bell and Adam Rippon

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