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.

How a phone call made Lacey Henderson a Paralympian

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US long jumper Lacey Henderson seemed like a dead cert for Rio 2016. But some personal issues came up and her performance dipped. A phone call when she was on holiday completely changed her life - and her outlook. Lacey is a cancer surviving amputee with a great sense of humour. She shares her story ahead of the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

Running in North Korea with Aimee Fuller and Mirjam Jaeger

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Two Olympians were invited by Olympic Channel to run in the North Korean capital. Winter athletes Aimee Fuller and Mirjam Jaeger took to the rarely seen Pyongyang streets as the city opened its doors for an internationally-recognised marathon. The podcast explores how the trip came about, what the two women took from the experience, and future hopes.

Owen Wright

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He was challenging for the world title in 2015 when Owen Wright’s world changed forever. The Australian suffered a severe concussion that meant bleeding on his brain. It’s been a long and difficult road to recover but, now, he’s a contender for the team at Tokyo 2020 after winning a WSL event in Tahiti.

Adam Rippon with Meryl Davis

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Two figure skating legends on one Olympic Channel Podcast. From his tough times in his coach’s basement to becoming a cultural icon, Olympic champion Meryl Davis speaks to her friend and USA teammate Adam Rippon about his epic life story.

Nellie Kim

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She was the second woman to score a 'Perfect 10' at the Olympics Games.

Now, Nellie Kim is a senior judge in gymnastics – it’s her job to analyse just how perfect things really are.

The Olympic Channel spoke to the five-time Olympic champion about Simone Biles, the wider gymnastic field, and her own Perfect 10 experience.

The ripple effect of the Caster Semenya ruling and why it matters now

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The double Olympic champion South African 800m runner won’t be at the IAAF World Championships in Doha. New rules means athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) can’t compete in the 400m, 800m, and the 1500m.

The three athletes who took Olympic medals home from Rio 2016 are all affected by the regulations. In this episode, Olympic medallists

Margaret Nyairera Wambui and Francine Niyonsaba tell their stories. With world exclusive interviews, we’ve travelled the globe to track down people affected by this important legal case.

Simone Biles

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We caught up with the history-making four-time Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles at her gym in Houston for an exclusive interview. We also spoke to Olympic champ Nastia Liukin about why she thinks Biles is the greatest of all time.

Evgenia Medvedeva, Jason Brown, and Brian Orser

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Coach Brian Orser has some of the best figure skaters in the world training at his famous ‘Cricket Club’ in Toronto, Canada.

Two of the newest additions to the team are Evgenia Medvedeva and Jason Brown.

“They do have a very special chemistry,” said Orser.

“They are from different backgrounds - but they seem to jive really well.”

Olympic champion Meryl Davis spoke exclusively to the pair and Orser about what makes their relationship so unique.

Katelyn Ohashi and Valorie Kondos Field (aka Miss Val)

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Her phone totally blew up. After being out with friends, US gymnast Katelyn Ohashi came home to 50,000 more followers on social media.

We hear the full story behind the ‘Perfect 10’ routine that went viral, her friendship with Simone Biles, and the biggest life lesson from legendary coach Valorie Kondos Field.

The Olympic Channel Podcast also spoke to Miss Val about what’s next for American gymnastics and what she’s learnt in her three decades at UCLA.

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