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Three men who dream of Olympic glory and have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese sit down (or stand up) and discuss the Olympics, bringing you daily updates, segments and attempted humour that would make even the most passionate Olympics fan in the world crack a wry smile. Well, at least we hope. If it doesn't then we'll gladly give you your money back. Continue Reading >>
Three men who dream of Olympic glory and have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese sit down (or stand up) and discuss the Olympics, bringing you daily updates, segments and attempted humour that would make even the most passionate Olympics fan in the world crack a wry smile. Well, at least we hope. If it doesn't then we'll gladly give you your money back. << Show Less
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Episode 261 - Birmingham 2022 Days 8-11 Review & Closing Ceremony Review + Birmingham Wrap Another Commonwealth Games has drawn to a close and after 11 action packed days and another unique closing ceremony we're back to go over the last few days of competition as well as going over what we just witnessed to close the games! Were we satisfied with how Canada and Australia closed things off since our last episode? Was the closing ceremony better than that travesty we got back on the Gold Coast? Do we get sad for the Commonwealth Games ending like we do for the Olympics or are we ready to move on? And are we looking forward to the next Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2026 or are we over them being hosted down under? It's all ready and waiting for you in another episode that you will be smiling through every second of!
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Episode 261 - Birmingham 2022 Days 8-11 Review & Closing Ceremony Review + Birmingham Wrap Another Commonwealth Games has drawn to a close and after 11 action packed days and another unique closing ceremony we're back to go over the last few days of competition as well as going over what we just witnessed to close the games! Were we satisfied with how Canada and Australia closed things off since our last episode? Was the closing ceremony better than that travesty we got back on the Gold Coast? Do we get sad for the Commonwealth Games ending like we do for the Olympics or are we ready to move on? And are we looking forward to the next Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2026 or are we over them being hosted down under? It's all ready and waiting for you in another episode that you will be smiling through every second of!
Episode 260 - Birmingham 2022 Days 1-7 Review There has been plenty of action in the first week of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the boys are back to go over it all in our massive review of the first 7 days of Birmingham 2022! Just how have the Aussies and Canadians faired compared to how we thought they would do? Should other countries even bother to show up in the swimming when Australia is so dominant? Do we care about the Aussie swimming love triangle? What does Kylie Masse have to do to win anything else but a silver medal? How excited are we that so many of our guests have been doing so well? And are we sad we haven't seen much of the bull since the opening ceremony? Get yourself locked and loaded and ready to listen for another epic episode you won't want to miss!
Episode 259 - Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony Review The time has finally arrived to get excited for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and after a very unique opening ceremony we're back with a brand new episode to give our full review of it! Did we enjoy it or did it not live up to what we were hoping for? How excited were we for the flag bearers of Australia & Canada? Why do the Commonwealth Games love giant animals taking over stadiums? How awesome was the bull? Why are we so influential on opening ceremonies all of a sudden? Where was the Queen? How awesome was Duran Duran? Why did we have random interviews & celebrity appearances? And how did it compare to the Gold Coast opening ceremony as well as the past few Olympic opening ceremonies? It's all here and more in one episode you simply can't miss!
Episode 258 - Birmingham 2022 Preview Episode It's time to get pumped and excited as we not only bring back all the crew together but we return for an EPIC preview episode of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to get you super excited for another super exciting major sporting event! Join Ben, Colin & Jarrod as they go over all the things to look forward to across the next couple of weeks and work out whether or not Canada has a chance of even getting close to Australia in the medal standings. We also look forward to the new events that we will no doubt be talking about, find out if we're excited about the location and give our predictions for medals, opening ceremony performers and whether or not the Queen will even bother to show up. It's an epic episode that will get you in the zone for the biggest event in the Commonwealth!
Episode 257 - Jessica Yeaton Interview It's time to return to the great sport of cross-country skiing today as we speak with Australian two-time Olympian Jessica Yeaton about her amazing career in here amazing sport! We find out from Jess her unique journey into skiing and find out with all the moving she did as a child if her father was actually secretly a secret agent. We also find out just what brought about the decision to ski for Australia rather than the USA and the process it took from that moment to getting to her first Olympics. Added to this we find out about her experiences at both her Olympic Games, the feeling of creating history for Australia in Beijing and just why her happy place involves a certain flavour of chips with beer. It's a fun chat that you won't want to miss!
Episode 256 - William Ryan Interview It's been a long time since we've talked about sailing on the show and we're excited to return to it today as we speak with two-time Australian Olympian and two-time Olympic medallist William Ryan about his amazing career and his amazing Olympic experiences! We find out from Will just how young he was when he got his first taste of sailing and why that was a turning point for him going towards a stellar Olympic career. We also find out which other sports he could've been successful in for Australia and how a chance conversation with a legendary coach put him on a path for Olympic glory. Added to this we find out how he was able to use the disappointment of winning silver in Rio to help him towards gold in Tokyo, just why sailing is an incredibly exciting sport and should be treated more like one and why he is so obsessed with a certain movie from the 1980s. Come sail away with one entertaining interview you won't want to miss!
Episode 255 - Sara Villani Interview It's time to return to bobsleigh today as we speak with Canadian Olympic bobsledder Sara Villani about her unique journey into the sport and her Olympic experiences! We find out from Sara just how she was able to go from never having been in a bobsleigh at the last Olympics to competing for her country in Beijing four years later. We also find out just what other three sports she very much could've competed for Canada in at the Olympics and why she decided to choose the bobsleigh path instead. Added to this we learn more about her experiences in Beijing, which food she just refuses to eat and why she isn't really a fan of things. It's an entertaining chat that you will love, so get to listening!
Episode 254 - Ale Loutitt & Matthew Soukup Post-Beijing 2022 Interview A massive interview coming your way today on Off The Podium as we bring back one of our favourite guests in Canadian ski jumper Ale Loutitt and also welcome her Beijing teammate Matthew Soukup to the show for the first time to chat about their history making bronze medal win at the 2022 Olympics and everything else in between! We find out from both Ale and Matt just how they have recovered since their history making medal win in February and how the reaction has been for both of them since returning home. We also find out all of the emotions and feelings that came from winning the medal and how they were able to deal with all the attention they received afterwards. Added to this we also find out what the future will bring for them both, what free things they have managed to score with their new jewellery and what one thing that came from their bronze that was even better than winning an Olympic medal. It's a flying good time that you won't want to miss!
Episode 253 - Jono Brauer Interview Strap yourself in for one hell of an interview as we chat with two-time Australian Olympic alpine skier Jono Brauer about his amazing career in his amazing sport! We find out just how he got involved in skiing growing up and the challenges that came with doing ski racing in Australia throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. We also find out how he very nearly was a three-time Olympian and how he took the disappointment of not making the Salt Lake team and turned it into a positive. Added to this we learn out just how many surgeries he has had (that he can remember), how hopeful he is for the future of alpine skiing in Australia and just why he could very well be the next James Bond. It's a fun ride that you will want to strap yourself in for! So get to listening!
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