Off The Podium - An Olympics Podcast

Off The Podium - An Olympics Podcast

Three men who dreamt of Olympic glory but have as much athletic prowess as a piece of cheese, bring you weekly Olympian interviews from every corner of the planet, as well as entertaining and insightful analysis from all things related to the Olympic Games.

Episodes

July 18, 2024 63 mins

With only a week to go till the 2024 Olympics begin, we're bringing you another exciting interview as we return to the sport of judo and speak to two-time Aussie Olympic judoka Katharina Haecker about her amazing career and her expectations ahead of her third Olympics in Paris! We find out her journey through the sport and just how she was able to rise the global judo ranks from a country that isn't exactly renowned highly...

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An incredibly special and stacked episode of Off The Podium today as we return to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics in style by speaking to the entire Australian All-Around team heading to Paris in just over a week for the Olympics! Joining us on the show to learn about their careers as well as hopes for the Paris Olympics are returning Olympian Lidiia Iakovleva, debutants Saskia Broedelet, Phoebe Learmont, Emmanouela Frrok...

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July 16, 2024 67 mins

It's time to bring you a true Olympic icon on the show today as we sit down and talk to six-time Olympian Mary Hanna from Australia to learn about her amazing career in the sport of dressage! We learn from Mary just how she got started in the sport and whether she ever could've imagined she would've made it to six different Olympics. We also find out the secret to her longevity and just what keeps up her drive and passion ...

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July 14, 2024 90 mins

We're so close to Paris you can taste it, and that means we have plenty to discuss in the world of the Olympics! That of course means it's time for our latest Newscast episode, and we're pumped to bring back Raphael Spaeth to go over all the latest news from the Olympics and get you even more excited for them! We go over the final Australian team for the Olympics and talk up some interesting stats around them. We also brin...

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As we enter the home stretch for Paris 2024 and the final fortnight before the Games, we're pumped once again to bring you another epic interview, this time with two-time Olympic shooter from Australia, Elena Galiabovitch! In this great chat, Elena goes over her career, from her journey to Australia at a young age and how her legendary father helped shape her journey through the sport of shooting. We also learn about her r...

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July 9, 2024 80 mins

We're heading back to the judo mat for the first time in two years as we speak with Aussie Olympic judoka Josh Katz about his amazing career and hopes ahead of the Paris Olympics! We find out about the 'family business' that is judo for Josh and how the passion for the sport in the family helped spurred him on to great success throughout his career. We also learn about his Rio experiences in 2016 and his disappointment abo...

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July 8, 2024 135 mins

We're another week closer to the Paris Olympics which means it's time to bring you another Newscast episode, as for the first time we welcome Colin to a Newscast and also bring back Connor Bunnell to help go over all the latest Olympic news from Australia, Canada, the US and around the world! We catch up with all the big news from the US Olympic gymnastic trials, as well as finding out which teams have made up the final sl...

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July 4, 2024 77 mins

As we inch closer and closer to Paris we're excited to get back on the mat in the sport of wrestling, and also extra excited to get back to Canada, a we sit down and chat with Canadian Olympic wrestler Amar Dhesi about his incredible wrestling career and hopes for his second Olympics in just a couple of weeks time! We find out from Amar his unique journey through the sport and just how he was able to rise up the ranks to e...

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July 2, 2024 95 mins

With only a couple of weeks to go until we're seeing the flame lit to start the Paris Olympics, we're back with another epic interview as we get back into field hockey by speaking with one of Australia's leading players Greta Hayes about her amazing career and what we can expect from her and the Hockeyroos at the 2024 Olympics! We learn from Greta just what made her take the field hockey path and why she fell in love with ...

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June 30, 2024 125 mins

IT'S OFFICIALLY PARIS OLYMPICS MONTH! And what better way to get pumped an excited than with our latest Newscast episode, as we are once again joined by Jamie Lyko to bring you all the latest Olympic news in another busy week of action! We go over all the big news from the US track trials and also go over the US gymnastics trials, as well as touching on some Michael Phelps news during the week and some interesting developm...

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June 27, 2024 81 mins

An epic chat coming your way today as we speak with triple Olympian and triple Olympic medallist Shane Rose from Australia about his incredible Olympic journey in the sport of equestrian and his fight right now to be fit enough to make it to his fourth Olympics in a matter of weeks in Paris. We learn from Shane just what brought him into the sport and how he was able to make it to the very top and have such success on the ...

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A massive interview coming down your speakers today as we speak to a true Olympic icon and one of the greatest field hockey players of all time, Eddie Ockenden, about his extraordinary journey in the sport and his Olympic career that has seen him take home three Olympic medals along the way. We find out from Eddie just what drew him into the sport and his rise through the ranks from Hobart to the very top of his sport. We ...

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June 24, 2024 137 mins

With a month to go until the Paris Olympics and off the back of International Olympic Day, what better way to celebrate than bring you our latest Newscast episode! And in what has been a massive Olympics week, we're bringing back Patrick Riley to go over everything that has happened in the last seven days and more! We find out direct from Patrick just how the US is reacting to their swimming trials and how he thinks their ...

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June 20, 2024 81 mins

Get ready to lift yourself into an almighty episode as we return to the great sport of weightlifting and speak with Aussie Paris Olympian Kyle Bruce about his extraordinary rise in the sport and his hopes ahead of his Olympic debut in just a few weeks time! We learn about his beginnings in weightlifting and how a very unique set of circumstances led him into the sport and away from another that he was rising through the ra...

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We're returning to the sport of shooting today to catch up with one of our favourite guests from the past in Sergei Evglevski to hear how he has been going since we last spoke to him in 2021 and also find out just how he is tracking towards Paris. We learn about the success Sergei has had since our last chat and how that is spurring him on towards his second Olympics. We also find out just why meat pies are all of a sudden...

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June 17, 2024 147 mins

It's been a massive week in the world of the Olympics and we're back to talk about it in our latest Newscast episode, and this week we welcome US superfan Jamie Lyko to the podcast to help us is digesting everything Olympics related! We bring you all the news from both the Australian and the US swim trials and find out just how they are positioning both nations when it comes to the Paris Olympics. We also find out more abo...

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We're heading back into the ring today for another closer look at boxing as we chat with an Australian boxer set to make her debut in Paris, Monique Suraci, to learn more about her incredible career and path to the Olympic Games! We find out just what got her into the sport and how a simple lie about her age helped get her involved! We also learn about her overcoming missing the 2020 Olympics and 2022 Commonwealth Games an...

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We're excited to get back into the sport of wrestling today by bringing back a guest we first had on the show three years ago in Jayden Lawrence to learn about his recent qualification for the Paris Olympics and his incredible performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games! We find out from Jayden about his breakthrough qualification for the Olympics and just what it means to him after coming so close on three previous occasio...

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June 9, 2024 111 mins

Another week and another Newscast for you to enjoy as we welcome special guest Raphael Spaeth direct from Germany to fill us in on all things German ahead of the Paris Olympics! We learn from Raphael just how Germany is feeling heading into the Olympics and just how generally an Olympics is covered and digested in his country. We also go over the latest Olympic news, covering everything from Tom Cruise and Vegemite right t...

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June 6, 2024 76 mins

We are sailing right down your speakers today by returning to the sport of sailing as we chat to Aussie Grae Morris who is set to make his Olympic debut in Paris in the brand new IQFOiL category of windsurfing! We learn from Grae all about this unique new category in the sport and just why we should be so excited to watch it. We also learn from him about his incredible rise through the sport and just why we could've been s...

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