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Off The Podium - An Olympics Podcast

Ben Waterworth, Colin Hilding & Jarrod Loobeek

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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.
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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 f…
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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 helpe…
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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…
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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 gy…
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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 …
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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 …
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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 touchi…
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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 …
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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 …
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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 j…
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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 le…
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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 …
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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…
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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 a…
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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 a…
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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 l…
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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…
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It has been over four years since we properly sat down and talked water polo on the show and today we are finally rectifying that in the best possible way as we speak with co-captain of the Aussie Sharks and Olympian Blake Edwards about his extraordinary career and just what we can expect from the Aussies come the Paris Olympics! Blake goes over hi…
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It's time for our latest Newscast as we get closer and closer to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and this week it's time to get a bit British as we venture to the motherland and are joined by the host of the 'Fantasy Five Rings' podcast Alex Loveless to talk all the latest news in the world of the Olympic Games! We find out from Alex a bit more about h…
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We're jumping right back into the sport of equestrian today as we speak with one of Australia's top showjumpers leading into the Paris Olympics, Hilary Scott, about her incredible career and her Olympic aspirations! We find out from Hilary just what led her into a career in the sport and how she was able to progress up the ranks to be on the cusp o…
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It's time to jump back on your bike here on Off The Podium as we return to the sport of cycling by speaking with Aussie track cyclist Kristina Clonan about her incredible career and hopes for the Olympics in Paris! We learn from Kristina just how she went from a promising young track & field star into endurance cycling and how then that brought abo…
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We're back for our latest newscast and it's a big one this week as we're joined by the hosts of the Olympics Podcast 'Sitting on Our Rings', Brendan Low & Trent Hawkins, to talk all things to do with the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and the most recent developments around the bid! We find out direct from the city itself just what on earth is happening, h…
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We're super pumped to bring you another CROSSOVER SPECIAL EPISODE with our good friends over at the Keep The Flame Alive podcast to talk all things Paris 2024 on both sides of the Pacific and give our unique insights into the world of the Olympics! We're once again joined by Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown from the show to hear just how they are prepari…
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We're super pumped to bring back one of our favourite guests on Off The Podium as we catch up with Aussie breaker Rachael Gunn ahead of her Olympic debut in Paris in two months time! We find out just what the feeling of officially stamping her tickets to Paris was like since we last spoke to Rachael and just how it has been a whirlwind for her sinc…
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It's that time of the week for our weekly news episode and this week we're joined by another American Olympic superfan in Connor Bunnell to go over all the latest Olympic news and bring you some epic sports previews! We go over the first ever Olympic Qualifier Series from Shanghai to see what we think of the event and whether or not it's something …
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It's time to get back to the sport of boxing with an incredible talk with the Australian super heavyweight representative in Paris, Teremoana Jr Teremoana, about his rise through the sport and hopes at the Olympics in July! We learn what unique viewpoint he has of his sport and just why his family is so critical to why he does what he does. We also…
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It's time to get back on your horse today as we move back to the sport of equestrian and once again learn more about dressage as we chat to one of Australia's best dressage riders Jemma Heran about her amazing career and Paris prospects! He discover just how Jemma got into the sport and what it was about dressage that tickled her fancy. We also lea…
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We're back for another NEWSCAST as we bring you all the latest Olympic news you want and need with special guest, Olympic superfan Patrick Riley! We talk about the excitement of the Olympic flame hitting French soil for the first time and the epic ceremony that came with it. We also discuss our thoughts on the new theme for the Olympics and just wh…
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We're pumped to bring back the great sport of artistic swimming through your speakers today as we sit down with two Australian Olympians in Kiera Gazzard & Rayna Buckle to learn about their respective journeys in the sport as well as their Olympic experiences in Tokyo and hopes heading into Paris! We find out from both of them just how they got inv…
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It's time to get back into the sport of cycling today as we chat with Australian Tokyo Olympian and multiple World Championship medallist Grace Brown about her amazing career and hopes for Paris! We find out from Grace how a promising running career transitioned into an even more promising cycling career and how she was able to adapt to the sport s…
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It's been a long time coming but finally we are here to bring you our first ever news episode on Off The Podium with the debut of our weekly Newscast! That's right, after many years of teasing we would bring you a dedicated news episode, we're delivering on our promise with a news episode every week in the lead up to the Paris Olympics! And what a …
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It's a sport that we love but a sport we've somehow barely covered, but today we go about fixing that as not only do we bring equestrian back to 'Off The Podium', we bring for the first time the discipline of dressage to the show as we speak with one of Australia's best riders in the sport Jessica Dertell about her career, Paris prospects and also …
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We're excited to get back into the great sport of triathlon today as we speak with Aussie triathlete Natalie Van Coevorden ahead of her push towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! We find out from Natalie about her quick progression in the sport, from being poached at a young age right through to finding herself on the very competitive World Triathl…
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An absolutely massive chat coming down your speakers today as we speak with an athlete who not only owns a piece of history, but is set to take the reigns of one of the biggest teams at the Paris Olympics. Anthony Nesty is a swimmer from Suriname who in 1988 created history by winning Suriname's first (and only) Olympic gold medal in the 100m butte…
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Our latest episode in our classic Olympic Opening Ceremony series is here as we once again go over an Opening Ceremony we have already covered in looking at the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony from PyeongChang in South Korea! Has this Opening Ceremony actually improved since we watched it six years ago? How excited are we to have so much masco…
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A very special mid-week episode of Off The Podium coming your way today to celebrate 100 days to go till the Paris 2024 Olympics! Direct from the Australian Olympic Team's opening ceremony uniform launch in Sydney, we speak to Aussie Chef de Mission for Paris 2024 and Olympic legend Anna Meares, as well as Olympians Michelle Heyman, Tilly Kearns, M…
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It's a return to the Winter Olympics today as we sit down with Aussie Olympian Jenny Lyons to chat about her incredible skiing career across two different sports that took her to three Olympics and a whole bunch of success along the way! We learn from Jenny just what took her into skiing and what the scene was like in the sport of alpine in Austral…
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After a couple of years away from talking to sport climbing athletes we now bring you two in the space of two weeks as we sit down with Campbell Harrison to learn about his career in the sport as he gears up for his Olympic debut in Paris! We find out from Campbell just what drew him into the sport and the progression he made towards his Olympic qu…
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It's been nearly three years since we last spoke to an athlete from sport climbing and today we finally fix that drought by speaking with Australian Olympian Oceania Mackenzie about her incredible career in the sport, Olympic experiences in Tokyo and what to expect from her second Olympic appearance in Paris later this year! We find out from Oceani…
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It's time to get to another triple threat of an athlete today as we speak to the incredible Hannah MacDougall about her career in three different sports and just how he third sport could bring her back to the Paralympics after a 16-year absence. He learn from Hannah about the challenges she overcame to get to where she has today, including how swim…
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Your favourite series is back as we bring you our latest OPENING CEREMONY REVIEW episode by going back the furthest we can possibly go in this series and bringing our take on the opening ceremony for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Just how can we judge an opening ceremony that is over 50 years old? How amazing are Mongolian wrestlers in 1972? …
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It's been just over a month since we wrapped up our coverage of the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympics and today we're excited to speak with Australian Ice Hockey player Jasmin Mayor about her experiences at the games and why she is still buzzing after her experiences in Korea! We learn from Jasmin how her rapid ascent through the ice hockey ranks …
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It's been way too long since we've had a Paralympic athlete on this show and finally today we rectify that with an incredible chat with Australian para triathlete Anu Francis about her extraordinary career. We find out from Anu her incredible journey to getting into para triathlon and just how she went from not knowing how to swim, to winning a sil…
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2024 is a historic year for the Olympics with the inclusion of breaking for the very first time. And one athlete creating history with the inclusion of the sport is Australian Jeff Dunne, who will become the first ever Australian male to compete at the Olympic Games in the sport. Added to his historic qualification, Jeff will do so at the ripe age …
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Are you ready for a legendary interview from an absolute legend of the Olympics? If you answered yes, you've come to the right place, as we sit down with the iconic Donovan Bailey to hear more about his incredible career that has made him a true Canadian icon. We learn from Donovan just which other sport he could've been an Olympian in, and how he …
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Another 50 episodes have passed since our last BEST OF episode which means it's time to bring out another clip show and celebrate the last 50 episodes that have kept you entertained and informed for the last year! You'll hear all those classic moments from episodes 301-349, including our coverage from the 2023 Women's World Cup and PanAm Games, 202…
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It felt like the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics just started but sadly they're now over and that means it's time for us to bring them home in true Off The Podium style as we review the second week of action, give our take on the Closing Ceremony and review the games as a whole! We find out from the gang just what their highlight of the week was and why…
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The Youth Olympics are here! And after an action packed week in Korea, Ben & Colin are back to go over everything to do with the Olympics and give their viewpoints on all the big talking points! Just why do we think the opening ceremony might've been the best one we've seen in a decade? What do we think of Thomas Bach (Olympic Champion, fencing) ta…
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We've teased and teased about covering our first ever YOUTH OLYMPICS and finally they're here! And for the very first time we're set to bring you our unique look at the Youth Olympics as we get set to be excited for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in Gangwon, Korea! Ben & Colin go over just what they are excited about from these unique Olympics and …
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We are a week away from the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in Gangwon, South Korea and we have a very special episode today to get you in the mood! Today we are speaking with the head coach of the Australian 3x3 Women's Ice Hockey team, Remi Harvey, to learn more about the sport, her role in Australian Ice Hockey and just what it means for the sport in…
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