How to get the daily Olympic Channel podcast from the Tokyo 2020 Games

We're bringing you all the action from Tokyo as it happens on Olympics.com in 2021 - but did you know we also have a podcast? Here's how you can access it. 

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As well as making sure you don't miss any of the action throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021, with our live blog, articles, feature videos, and extensive social media coverage, we're also bringing you exclusive interviews with athletes in and around the Games.

We'll be bringing you episodes of the Olympic Channel podcast every day during the Olympics, available for free wherever you are.

Whether you're wanting to spend some quality time listening to an interview with your favourite athlete, or ready to get to know a new one, here's how you can find the podcast on multiple platforms to make sure you don't miss an episode.

Listen to Laurie Hernandez's guide to Tokyo 2020 in 2021

For the first special daily episode of the Olympic Channel podcast at the Tokyo Game, gold medal winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez helps give us a lowdown on what to watch. After missing out on the U.S. trials due to injury, Laurie has managed to secure a spot in Tokyo as a commentator.

She shares her insights on the USA gymnastics team, Simone Biles, her amateur karate past, and her somewhat inconsistent culinary skills. Warning: this podcast contains a lot of laughter.

You can listen on Olympics.com here, or find the Olympic Channel podcasts on all good audio platforms.

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles lead countdown to Tokyo 2020's Opening Ceremony

Released on Friday 23rd July, hours ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony, we have two of the biggest stars in the Olympic world to kickstart our countdown to the big show.

The pod takes a look back at Rio 2016 with four-time Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles. And sprint legend Usain Bolt opens up about his career, advice for athletes on the way up, and who to look out for in the men's 100m.

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games without Bolt since his first appearances at Athens 2004, but the eight-time gold medallist thinks that even though he's not there defend them, his records will stay standing come the end of Games.

"I'm very confident, I don't think anyone is there yet," he said.

Listen to episode 2 here.

Clarisse Agbegnenou and Adam Peaty join us for the official day one at Tokyo 2020

When it comes to successful sporting mindset, few people speak better than French judoka Clarisse Clarisse Agbegnenou and British swimmer Adam Peaty. Clarisse is an Olympic silver medalist who is using her past disappointments to fuel her desire in Japan. Adam goes into the Games as a world record holder and defending Olympic champion. But he has the self-awareness to realise that there's more to sport than winning.

Listen to episode 3 here.

Listen on your favourite platforms

Throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, there will be a podcast released every single day - here's how you can listen on your favourite audio platform to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Castbox | Overcast | Stitcher | Podbean

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