My guest on this episode is my good friend and fellow fencer Max Hartung, a 2 time olympian from Germany in sabre fencing and currently ranked 3rd in the world. Max is also the president of the German athletes commission and played a pivotal role in challenging a controversial Olympic Rule which prohibits athletes from getting sponsorship revenue during the Olympic Games. They won the case and the ruling in Germany significan... Read more
Episode featuring Jason Burnett, a 3 time Olympian (2008,2012,2016) and Olympic Silver medalist in the sport of Trampoline. This episode takes you through the life of someone who has experienced something that few people in the world have or ever will experience. Jason gives us the chance to live his Olympic experience step by step! My goal on this episode was twofold: I wanted to learn more about the sport and what makes Ca... Read more
Special Episode! THE NEXT GENERATION INITIATIVE- 5to8 campaign (5to8.ca) Today is a special episode for 2 reasons. First, there was a huge announcement this past week in the Canadian sports world which will have major impact on the next generation of olympic athletes. The Canadian Olympic foundation launched a groundbreaking campaign called 5 to 8, a fund matching program dedicated to raising money for the next generation of Can... Read more
Episode 3 features Olympic Synchronized swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau. Jackie is a very impressive 21 year old who competed at her first Olympics in 2016. A rising star of the national synchro team, Simoneau first joined the team in 2012 when she was still a junior competitor. That year she won a bronze medal in the solo event at the FINA World Junior Championship and since that time she has been ranked consistently among the top 5 ... Read more
Olympian Mandy Bujold - Boxing Mandy is an amateur boxer whose career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championships and Boxer of the Year titles. Since that time she has won 11 consecutive Canadian National championships, 3 continental championships, a bronze medal at the commonwealth games and 2 back to back Golds at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. Mandy finished 5th at the 20... Read more
This is the introductory episode of The Olympian's Podium, the podcast where Olympian Joseph Polossifakis sits down with other Olympians to discuss their unique stories and extract universally applicable lessons they learned along the way. On this episode, Joseph gives a brief description of the show's purpose as well as a quick look into his own olympic journey and why he decided to start the podcast.