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Talking Hockey Sense
Talking Omaha Lancers, Olympics, World Juniors and more with listener Q&A

Talking Hockey Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 67:17


Chris covers the latest on the Omaha Lancers controversy and talks a bit about his U.S. Men's Olympic Team picks before answering reader questions. Among the topics covered, several team-specific prospect notes including the Red Wings, Kings, Maple Leafs, when Michigan's top players could turn pro, some thoughts on World Juniors candidates, NHL Draft prospects and what hockey things Chris is thankful for.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
#288 Dennis Hall - World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 69:32


ABOUT THIS EPISODE Dennis Hall is one of the most decorated American Greco wrestlers of all time. He won a world championship in 1995, beating four former world champions along the way. In 1996, Dennis won a silver medal at the Olympics. Domestically, Hall was a 10x US National Champion. At the 2004 Olympic Trials, he was involved in one of the longest wrestling matches of all time, where he defeated training partner Brandon Paulson to make the 2004 Olympic Team. In this episode we cover: -The 1995 World Championships -Losing to the Cuban in ‘93 and why that match was the turning point in his career -Turning down a scholarship to wrestle at the greco world championships -Training with Terry Brands -Wrestling training partner Brandon Paulson at the ‘04 Trials -Talking to John Smith at the ‘92 Olympics -Barcelona Olympics vs Atlanta Olympics Enjoy folks! (Photo: Lance Iversen) * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Yianni D, Kyle Dake and David Carr gear at SpartanCombat.Com * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat, the Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features long-form interviews with amateur wrestlers - past and current - MMA fighters and titans of industry. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday, where host Ryan Warner talks college wrestling, Olympic wrestling and more with some of the biggest names in the sport. Wrestling Changed My Life also produces original audio documentaries including Slaying Saitiev, The Smiths and Gable the GOAT.

Talking Hockey Sense
Talking Yzerman, Raymond, Seider and the rebuilding Red Wings with The Athletic's Max Bultman

Talking Hockey Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 86:08


This week, The Athletic's Max Bultman stops by the Podcast to discuss in-depth one of the NHL's most surprising and fascinating teams, the Detroit Red Wings, the team he covers on a day-to-day basis. We cover everything to the incredible performances of Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider, what Steve Yzerman has done in the course of this rebuild, Jeff Blashill's future and when we can declare the rebuild officially over. Max, one of the younger journalists on a full-time beat this season, also discusses his journey to becoming a writer at the Athletic. After the interview, Chris takes a look at some of the topics of note this week including Marco Rossi's time in the AHL, looking at the Canadian and U.S. World Junior candidates, the latest on the U.S. Men's Olympic Team and more.

The Equestrian Podcast
[EP 190] Setting Record Highs with Margie Engle

The Equestrian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 42:44


Margie Engle is an American Show Jumper with numerous achievements including being awarded the American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year for over ten times. Margie has been setting records since the beginning of her career, including when she jumped a world-record-high jump over seven feet in 1987. After being a part of the U.S. Olympic Team, Pan American Games, and the World Equestrian Games, Margie earned the privilege of being inducted into the U.S. Show Jumping Hall of Fame earlier this year. With so much experience under her belt, it's no wonder that Margie has become a standing pillar in the history of show jumping. Listen in!

Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
The Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI)

Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 37:02


Samantha Arsenault Livingstone is an Olympic gold medalist, high-performance consultant, speaker and mental health activist. At home in the classroom, Samantha spent six years teaching high school science and coaching swimming. After a near-death experience with her then 12-month-old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she'd learned about achievement, mental illness, rising from failure and finding happiness. In 2016, Samantha founded Livingstone High Performance and the Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI) in response to the mental health crisis impacting adolescents across the globe. LHP provides pillars of support to organizations, teams, and individuals to elevate mental health and improve performance. Samantha holds a master's in education and is a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid and facilitator of Mindful Sports Performance Enhancement. In 2020, Samantha co-founded WholeHealth Sport to equip coaches and parents with the training, skills and support needed to change the narrative, culture and game regarding mental well-being in sport. Samantha was a member of the U.S. National Team, 1999 U.S. Pan Pacific Team and 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.  As an 18-year-old, she stood atop the Olympic podium in Sydney, Australia after swimming the lead-off leg of the record-setting 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay. Post- Olympics, Samantha battled an eating disorder, depression and shoulder surgery. With the help of an amazing mentor, she rose from the rubble stronger, happier and healthier, ending her career as a 7 x NCAA All-American. To close out her career, Samantha led her teammates to the 2005 National Championship title as the co-captain of the Georgia Bulldogs.   She was named the 2005 NCAA Georgia Woman of the Year and is a recipient of the 2005 NCAA Top VIII Award given to student- athletes for their success on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. She earned the Joel Eves award at the University of Georgia for earning the highest GPA of all student-athletes in her graduating class and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America 1st Team.  She was a recipient of post-graduate scholarships from both the SEC and NCAA. Samantha resides in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with her husband and four daughters. You can learn more about Samantha and her offerings at samanthalivingstone.com.

You Just Have To Laugh
Improving your memory with World -Class Gymnast, Lance Ringnald

You Just Have To Laugh

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 47:02


In 1988, Lance Ringnald earned the distinction of being the youngest male member of a U.S. Olympic Team in twenty years. He proceeded to became a two-time Olympian and veteran of three World Gymnastics Championships teams and numerous international competitions. Lance earned over 70 medals in international competition during his competitive career that began in 1985. Lance Ringnald was named the U.S. Olympic Committee Male Athlete of the Year. (1989 & '90) After retirement from competitive gymnastics, Lance has gone on to do his one-man show on cruise ships that includes gymnastics and his original music. He has also become an expert on memory and this podcast is the beginning of many we will do as Lance teaches us how to improve our memory. Infralance@aol.com. www.lanceringnald.com

Talking Hockey Sense
Talking Hockey Sense with UVM Head Coach Todd Woodcroft; Thoughts on Blackhawks scandal

Talking Hockey Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 74:49


This week's episode covers a variety of topics, but first starts out with an insightful, engaging and educational chat with University of Vermont men's hockey coach Todd Woodcroft. The second-year coach of the Catamounts discusses his time as an NHL assistant coach and scout, plus his many opportunities to coach various national teams. Woodcroft will also be an assistant coach for Sweden's men's hockey team at the Olympics this year and shares a great anecdote about Victor Hedman. After the interview, Chris dives into the earth-shattering news about the Chicago Blackhawks including the resignation of Stan Bowman as GM of both the Hawks and Team USA for the Olympics. In addition to sharing his own opinion of what can be learned from this terrible chapter in hockey history, Chris shares thoughts on next steps for the U.S. Men's Olympic Team now that it is without its GM and potentially assistant GM as well. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and consider subscribing to HockeySense.Substack.Com.

Leave Your Mark
The Wisdom in a Life of Change with Peter Davis

Leave Your Mark

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 67:56


This EP features Peter Davis who's been working in elite sport management for over 30 years. Originally from Australia, Peter received his MSc from the University of Oregon and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  Since that time he has had a diverse and unique career in several countries and different sport systems. He has been involved as a high-level sports physiologist, a coach in the US collegiate system, and a high-performance sports administrator. He has worked with professional sports teams, Olympic Teams, and amateur non- Olympic teams at all levels, all ages, and all sports.  Peter started his career in elite sport in 1981 as an Exercise Physiologist for Nike. He eventually found himself at the Australian Institute of Sport, first as a high-performance Exercise Physiologist, then with the “Olympic Athlete Program” to help prepare Australian athletes for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. After the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he was recruited by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to direct their Coaching and Sport Sciences Division. In the lead-up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Peter was named the Director of Sport Sciences, Sports Medicine and Technology for 'Own the Podium'. Peter is now the Founder and Managing partner of APEX Global Sport Group, an international consultancy whose clients include Olympic teams, National Olympic Committees, National Sport Governing Bodies, National Sports Ministries, and individuals in countries across the globe in all areas of high-performance sports planning and development.  In addition to his work with various teams and countries, Peter is also a well-respected speaker in all areas of performance and organizational planning, and management and has delivered dozens of presentations around the world. Last but not least he is a father of four and a grandfather of four. 

The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast
TPM Episode 249: Seth Wescott, Pro Snowboarder, 2X Olympic Gold Medalist

The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 88:33


Seth Wescott has roots that go back to the 80's in snowboarding, which means he's old, but being that he's won the past two Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom events, he's now beating his peers and the ids out there…and that's something he's done his whole life.  From his CVA roots to Western State, the US Team, to the World Cup, to the Olympics, to riding in the big mountains, Seth has dominated everything but the X- Games and we talk about his storied, double Olympic Gold Medal career, head injuries and more on the podcast. Seth Wescott Show Notes: 3:30:  The Burton US Open and Baker Banked Slalom 11:00:  Growing up around college athletics, getting into snow, and snowboarding, 15:00:  CVA weekend program, nationals, Western State, and how he was able to ski through school 25:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there 10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone 27:30:  Dropping out of school, a podium at his first event, halfpipe in the 98 Olympics and not making that team 34:00:  Specializing in boardercross, Alaska, and Kip Garre 41:30:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15% Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better 44:00:  X Games Silver, getting on to the Olympic Team early, what he did for the lead up to Torino, and video review 55:00:  What do you think about when you win gold, what happens when you win, and losing a friend on course and calling it on the season 65:00:  Fast forwarding through medal, the link between depression and head injuries, and living for others 75:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mark Fawcett

Laced Up: A Hockey Podcast
BONUS: Olympic Team Fantasy Draft

Laced Up: A Hockey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 140:17


In this week's episode, James & Brutes are joined by friends-of-the-show Colin Dzijacky and Jonny Redcorn to participate in the Olympic Hockey Fantasy Draft. Each GM must take 25 players total, but stay within the following rules: - As with the country's particpating, you will draft 14 Forwards, 8 Defensemen, and 3 Goaltenders that will absolutely make any country's Olympic roster - Cannot have more than 3 players from any single Country - Can only double-dip from any one NHL team once - Between the 4 of us, all 32 NHL teams must be represented - Players that have already been announced for the Olympic teams will not be eligible - 1 point awarded for every player that ends up making an Olympic roster; Additionally, 1 point given for any player that wins Bronze, 2 for Silver, 3 for Gold - Player must be on their country's Olympic roster the day tournament begins, players selected ahead of time and replaced leading up to Olympics will not count Intro Music: Side Street Shakedown - The Wild Feathers Outro Music: Pro Bad Decision Maker - Skizzy Mars

Get Jasched
Mark Knowles - Elite leadership, tough conversations & captaining an Olympic team

Get Jasched

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 38:54


In Episode 62 of #GetJasched, I'm joined by Mark Knowles, former Kookaburras-Australian Men's Hockey Team captain, multiple-medallist of several Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Cups. Mark shares a WHOLE lot about his experience in leadership, giving us some pretty impactful insight into different lessons in leadership he has learned, the importance of practicing the tough conversations and what comes out as a result of that, and what it means to be a well-rounded human (plus so much more).IG: @knowlesy09

Stacey Norman
J Sbu will be joining the Olympic team

Stacey Norman

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 1:22


On this Wednesday, we had the final #RunWithStacey and we waited patiently to see if J Sbu would be showing up. Shock and horror, he actually did! And now he's a whole athlete...

House Of Hockey Podcast
House Of Hockey Podcast Ep 83: Hockey Is Back!

House Of Hockey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:47


Breezy and Rae Rae discuss the new normal of the NHL hockey season starting this week. The ladies reveal the teams they're looking forward to watching (outside of their respective team favorites) and they preview the 2022 Olympic Teams featuring so many star NHLers. There's also discussion about Carey Price stepping away from the game to work on his mental health and both the ladies are in full support! Plus, Breezy tells us about her trip to Nashville and Rae tells us about her love for Coach John Tortorella.  Download the DraftKings app https://www.draftkings.com/   Promo code: THPN  Shop our brand new merchandise www.Houseofhockeypodcast.whatforapparel.com   Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/houseofhockeypodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/houseofhockeypodcast/  https://twitter.com/houseofhockey_   Have an “unexplained things” or interaction with an NHL Player story? We'd love to hear it and air it on the podcast. Call our Phone Number ‪(323) 438-2648‬ State your name Tell the story in 5 minutes or less

Locked On Blackhawks - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Blackhawks
Blackhawks Fall 3-2 in OT vs. Wild, Patrick Kane & Seth Jones Named To Team USA Olympic Team, + Top 10 Prospects List (No. 5)

Locked On Blackhawks - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Blackhawks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 34:16


Friday's episode of Locked On Blackhawks kicks off with a recap of the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild. Then, host Jack Bushman talks about Patrick Kane and Seth Jones joining Toronto's Auston Matthews as the first three players named to the 2022 United States' Olympic Roster. The episode concludes with No. 5 on Bushman's Top 10 Prospects List. All that and more on Locked On Blackhawks. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your Team. Every Day. Blackhawks vs. Wild Recap (1:45) Lankinen's Big Night (7:55) Kane & Jones Named To Team USA (14:30) No. 5 Blackhawks Prospect (22:15) Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What's Your Story: How Leaders Tell Stories to Influence and Connect with Audiences

Every day, we talk to people about practice. And we explain that to become effective at communication, you have to work at becoming good at it. And we define mastery of a skill as those who become so good at a skill that you can count on their performance and outcome consistently. And once you begin to talk about performance and outcomes, it's easy to draw a parallel between mastery of a skill like communication and mastery of sports like the Olympics. And that's what we're going to do for you on this podcast:  connect the concepts of practice, mastery and outcomes. And accentuate the value of practice and the ultimate results of effort. Because that's what today's guest has achieved. Recently back from the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, Kenny Selmon represented the U.S. in the 400-meter hurdles. He began his track and field career just down the road at Pace Academy in Atlanta (where my claim to fame is that I overlapped in high school with him for one year!) and where he won the National Championship in the 400-meteres in 2014. Then he continued on to run hurdles at UNC, where he places 2nd in the NCCAA Division 1 National Championships in 2018 and set UNC's record for the 400-metres. After graduating from UNC, he won the 2018 USAF Outdoor Championships and the Athletics World Cup in London. And in 2021, he qualified for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team. Tune in to see what Kenny shares with guest host Hurst Williamson about the Master of Skills.   Show Notes Mastery of a skill is an individual that becomes so good at a skill that you can count on their performance and outcome consistently. The podcast today will cover the practice, mastery, and outcome. Accentuate the value of practice and the ultimate results of the effort. Kenny Selmon, Olympic Athlete, USA What were some of the most difficult hurdles to overcome on the journey of being an Olympic Athlete? Covid Impact Lost sponsorship No access to tracks to train Unknow future of the Olympics What is the difference between intention and repetition behind the practice? How do you keep that intention when training? Know your ‘why”, understanding why you are doing it. Your “why” gives you the full vision and picture Know what you want even if you are struggling to find your “why” When you understand what you want it makes the steps to get there easier and will lead you to your “why” What is it like to consistently practice even when you've mastered the sport? How do you keep going? Every day you must perform at the highest level, even in practice. You don't know if it's going to work, all you have is faith and knowledge that your work will pay off. Have a coach that knows how to get you there Prepare for disrupters (rain, heat) Must always be ready to perform, there are no second chances What role does resilience play for the brand of an athlete? The importance of personal brand Book referenced at 14:56, Disrupted! How to Reset Your Brand & Your Career Genuine care to supporters – responding to text messages, listening, and understanding they are on the journey with you. Everybody is competing with the brand and the personality next to you, how to stand out? Understand that athletes are all people that have been given a gift. Always be a person first. It's not about standing out, it's understanding who the person is and being genuine. Be yourself. Is there a brand that stands out to you? (Kenny) “Brand” is connected to success Allyson Felix for her brand to work so must continue to do well, compete, and win. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allyson_Felix Companies look for candidates that can show discipline and focus behind their experience. What are the parallels for an Olympic athlete? Faith- What you can not see Knowledge – You know knows what it will take, they've been through it Delayed gratitude – Bad/hard days will be stacked up for one day of celebration All of those experiences connect Stoke – a free platform where people connect to chat about Live TV www.stokeapp.live Mission: Our mission is to virtually connect the existing communities that watch Live Sports, TV Shows, and more. We strive to create a fun and active social communication channel for Live TV that streamlines all the different conversations surrounding it. Viewers pulled into the stories of Olympic Athletes. How has working alongside other Olympic athletes changed your perspective of storytelling and personal narratives? They are all people and they have problems and lives, but their work is at a very high level. Understand they are all people at the end of the day. Favorite story from the Olympics Watching his coach live his dream Knowing all structures were built specifically for that event Organization and technological aspects of the event

Congressional Dish
CD239: The Enablers of Larry Nassar

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 108:11


In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

The Mile You're In
When It Rains, It Pours

The Mile You're In

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 87:50


Many times we tend to forget that professional athletes are regular people just like us. For many, going to the Olympics is a lifelong dream. Special guest, Canadian runner Mariah Kelly joins me as she shares her journey to make the Canadian Olympic team. Everything from accusations, relationships, Covid restrictions, Olympic delays and more. Mariah shares some of her darkest moments and the determination to overcome them.Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mariah_kelly1/Intro & Outro produced by https://www.fiverr.com/awwyeahBackground music: Chill Noons by Kroniclehttps://soundcloud.com/the-chemist-10/chill-noons

Blink
Ep 35

Blink

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 15:31


So it begins... The '21-22 season is just about to begin and that means Olympic Team selection.Listen in as Mark Grimmette, USA Luge sports program director, explains how athletes can make the 2022 Olympic Team. The policy discussed can be found here: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-luge/rules-and-policies

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast
Episode 337: Heather MacLean – First Olympic team in the 1500m for Team New Balance Boston

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 69:04


Heather MacLean recently made her first Olympic team this summer in the 1500m for Team USA! She runs for Team New Balance Boston and is coached by Mark Coogan. She... The post Episode 337: Heather MacLean – First Olympic team in the 1500m for Team New Balance Boston appeared first on Lindsey Hein.

Locked On Blackhawks - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Blackhawks
Blackhawks & Wild Prospect Showcase, Stan Bowman's Future in Jeopardy w/ U.S. Olympic Team, + Turner Sports Broadcast Team

Locked On Blackhawks - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Blackhawks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 28:28


Wednesday's episode of Locked On Blackhawks begins with a discussion on the Chicago Blackhawks' upcoming prospect showcase with the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul. Then, host Jack Bushman breaks down the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee being asked to suspend GM Stan Bowman from his position for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. The episode concludes with an announcement from Turner Sports on their broadcasting team for the 2021-22 regular season. All that and more on Locked On Blackhawks. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your Team. Every Day. Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Blackhawks Prospect Showcase (4:45) Stan Bowman Called Out (12:10) Turner Sports Updates (20:10) Happy Bday, Coach Q (23:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

You Just Have To Laugh
Lance Ringnald - Forever an Olympian - why and how?

You Just Have To Laugh

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 73:23


Lance was the son of 2 former college gymnasts, and that had to help him in 1988 to earn the distinction of being the youngest male member of a U.S. Olympic Team in twenty years. Two years prior to the 1988 Olympics Lance moved to Albuquerque, NM to train with Ed Burch (2001 Hall of Fame inductee) at Gold Cup Gymnastics. This move paid off since he proceeded to became a two-time Olympian and veteran of three World Gymnastics Championships teams and numerous international competitions. Ringnald earned over 70 medals in international competition during his competitive career that began in 1985. He was a winner from the start. He has gone on to be a great variety show entertainer on cruise ships and a memory expert. This podcast shows his love and joy of his passions for for achieving greatness - whatever he sets his mind to.

Fish Out of Water: The SwimSwam Podcast
Bruce Marchionda on Claire Curzan‘s Training en Route to Making Olympic Team

Fish Out of Water: The SwimSwam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 38:27


We sat down with Bruce Marchionda, head coach of the TAC Titans, the club team that produced 2020 Olympian Claire Curzan. Marchionda takes us through Curzan's summer of training, from her May showdown at home with Torri Huske to the Olympic Trials and making the team. He reveals what they added into Claire's training and small changes they added to try and get her to the next level. SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Click here to listen and subscribe on Listen Notes Click here to listen and subscribe on Stitcher Click here to listen and subscribe on iHeartRadio Click here to listen and subscribe on Amazon Click here to listen and subscribe on Pandora Music: Otis McDonald www.otismacmusic.com

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

We've got Lisa Leslie, Miss Smoooooth herself, on this week's show to chop it up with the guys L.A. style! A hoops journey that starts with her scoring 101 points in a high school basketball game — in 16 minutes of a high school game — and ends with her name in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. She's a fierce competitor at everything she does — from basketball to backgammon — a two-time WNBA champion and legend in her own right ...  this week it's the Lisa Leslie story on Knuckleheads. Tune in.  Playing with Magic Johnson in L.A., scoring 101 points, choosing USC [6:30] Playing overseas, 1996 Olympic Team, first ever WNBA game [21:25] Tina Thompson, L.A. Sparks, back-to-back WNBA champions [36:00] Candace Parker, coming back after having a baby, Hall of Fame [57:00] Acting career, first dunk in the WNBA, friendship with Kobe [1:17:10] About Our Hosts: NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls. Other places to find Knuckleheads:  Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oEpHy1IGw Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knuckleheadspodcast/?hl=en Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knuckleheadspod/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 3, The 7th Seed

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 34:43


Brandon Slay battles domestic challengers Joe Williams and Brian Dolph for a spot on the 2000 Olympic Team. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Not Almost There
All I See Is Gold with Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs

Not Almost There

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 58:47


JORDAN BURROUGHS Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x World Champion, 2x Olympian, Husband, Dad. Jordan is an American freestyle wrestler and graduated folkstyle wrestler who competes at 74 kilograms. In freestyle, he is the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, a four-time World Champion (seven-time medalist), three-time Pan American Games Gold medalist, four-time Pan American champion, and four-time US Open National Champion, making the US World or Olympic Team on nine occasions. In folkstyle, Burroughs was a two–time NCAA Division I champion for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy (equivalent to the Heisman Trophy) in 2012. Burroughs is widely known for his double leg takedown and is considered one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time. Burroughs' goal is to become the winningest wrestler in American history. John Smith, the American leader, stands in first place with six total titles. In order to do surpass him, he would have to win two more world championships in addition to the five he already has. He has his sights set on another gold at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Dream it. Do it. IN THIS EPISODE...Jordan and Joe dig into his background and Jordan's rise in the wrestling world. You will find his work ethic goes hand in hand with our Not Almost There family, and I know you will be blown away by his tenacity and outlook on constantly striving to be the best he can be. Jordan talked about his wins and losses and the lessons he learned in both, how important family is to him and how he is able to make his family a part of his work life. Jordan also ends the episode by sharing what's next for him after wrestling. Breakdown with Jordan Burroughs: Chapter 1 (0:00) Intro Joe introduces Jordan Burroughs  Chapter 2 (1:00) Campers versus climber Tim Grover gives a great analogy Jordan lives by about campers and climbers. Jordan shares what that means to him and how he lives his life by that philosophy Chapter 3 (4:08) The beginning of his wrestling journey Wrestling wasn't something Jordan always wanted to do, he started relatively late but soon realized with his work ethic and passion he was able to succeed Chapter 4 (11:39) How much work you put in Jordan strives to be the hardest worker in the room. He has never taken a shortcut or cheated. Chapter 5 (13:31) Experiences Jordan learned from the most Jordan shares his most memorable win and loss, and what he was able to learn from both experiences Chapter 6 (18:53) Becoming an olympian Becoming an olympian didn't happen overnight, but the change that occurs when winning the gold does change you just that fast Chapter 7 (24:30) Lessons from defeat  There is so much you can learn after a hard loss. Looking back and taking away those lessons to bring with you helps to continue to grind and become the best Chapter 8 (42:13) The daily routine Jordan shares what a day looks like and how he balances working out and staying focused on his career while still being present with his family Chapter 9 (1:17:12) Spirituality and food are both fuel Spirituality has been a great guide for Jordan. He has a great mindset and keeps himself focused and has no time for trouble. He is also is a well-known foodie with the best recommendations Chapter 10 (50:12) Wrapping up Jordan shares what's next, and Joe wraps up the episode and shares his takeaways Material Referenced in this interview: →GO. Event →Athletic Brewing →Winning by Tim Grover →Relentless by Tim Grover →Headspace App

CBB Central
Duren to Memphis, Hypothetical College Olympic Teams

CBB Central

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 71:00


It was a big week in recruiting for both 2021 and 2022, so the guys spend much of the pod diving into that. Jalen Duren's commitment to Memphis and reclass decision to join the fray in 2021 is one of the biggest moves of the offseason, providing the Tigers with a low-post force for what should be a top 20 team. They also touched on Emoni Bates officially reclassifying into 2021 and whether he'll play college basketball, plus the implications NIL has had on these top recruits. Plus, quick-hitters on Keyonte George committing to Baylor, Tarris Reed popping to Michigan and Kel'el Ware choosing Oregon over hometown Arkansas. The guys also take on a fun exercise: building a hypothetical college Olympic team. They each pick 12 guys they would have taken with them to Tokyo if basketball only allowed amateur players.

ScuttlePuck NHL Hockey Podcast
Episode Barry Beck (355): Darnell Nurse Gets Paid. Off-Season Talk, Some of It is Hockey Related.

ScuttlePuck NHL Hockey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 69:10


The offseason is well and truly here and Darnell Nurse signs a $74 Million contract. Carter Hart signs a 3 year bridge with Philadelphia. Canada wins gold in women's soccer and it was awesome.  Listen Here:  iTunes  Google Play  Stitcher  Direct MP3   iHeart Radio Banter: Golf at Wooden Sticks and summer weekends Title Player Barry Beck  Darnell Nurse signs 8 years x $9.25MM Carter Hart signs for 3 years x $3.979MM Which remaining UFAs will go Guess the 5th - The Cash edition RFAs Canada's Olympic Team announces Coaching Staff

Business Wars Daily
Libera's Tiny Olympic Team May be the Best-Dressed in Tokyo

Business Wars Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 4:13


Today is Friday, August 6, and we're looking at Telfar vs. Ralph Lauren.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dying to Ask
The Ultimate Olympic Date With Nick Christie And Robyn Stevens

Dying to Ask

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 18:48


You could call the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the ultimate date for Robyn Stevens and Nick Christie. They are one of a handful of real-life couples competing at the Tokyo Olympics. But, it almost didn't happen. Both Robyn and Nick won their respective USA Olympic Race Walking Trials in June. Robyn made the Olympic Team instantly. But Nick found himself ranked 51st in the world with only the top 50 getting invited to the Olympics. One agonizing week later, Nick got the call that changed his life. On this Dying to Ask: What had to happen for Nick to get his Olympic spot What it's like to head to the Olympics with the person you love the most And what Robyn and Nick have learned about the Olympics and themselves during the unusual lead-up to their Olympic dream  

The Kuhner Report
Woke U.S. Olympic Team Goes Down in Flames

The Kuhner Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 31:54


The Realest Podcast Ever
Patreon Preview - OT 33 'The Simone Biles Fallout'

The Realest Podcast Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 55:13


Simone Biles PKA Da Goat

ToddCast Podcast
The Todd Starnes Show- A member of the U.S. Olympic team is upset because Americans don't celebrate winning a bronze as much as a gold. Meet the Participation Trophy Generation.

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 115:50


Todd tackles the latest news with special guests Mike Huckabee, Rep. Chip Roy, Meg Kilgannon (Family Research Council), and Rep. Andy Biggs. Tune in as they discuss the border crisis, vaccine mandates, and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WE SUCK AT THIS
#93 You're not listening

WE SUCK AT THIS

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 131:36


W/ Mike Hanson, Byron Moore, and Isaac Edlin -on this episode we talk about NBA basketball, The Olympic Team, Simone Biles, and the Covid 19 conversation

FloWrestling Radio Live
FRL 676 - Olympic Preview + Predictions

FloWrestling Radio Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 82:18


Jon Kozak joins the show along with JD and Ben to breakdown each men's freestyle weight class and give their predictions.  Run Of Show 00:00 Intro 00:55 Spencer Lee has come out with t shirts along side Barstool Sports 04:30 ESPN is trying to break up the Big 12 08:00 Olympic preview and predictions 1:14:35 What is the likelihood of someone making back-to-back Olympic Teams?

Protest Too Much
Interlude 6: "Olympic Team" Michael B

Protest Too Much

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 28:09


Michael Buckley joins host Stephanie Crugnola on this week's episode to build an Olympic team of Shakespeare characters! Michael suggests the sports and Stephanie finds a character to match! Let us know your thoughts and who you would pick on Facebook (/p2mpod), instagram, or Twitter (@p2mpod), and make sure to follow Michael on instagram! Transcript for this episode is available here. Make sure to check out our Patreon for bonus materials and extra content - including my picks for each of the months' episodes, and some new audition monologue content! Special thanks to our new network: Serious Business for bringing us on board and giving us the space to discuss such an important element of Shakespearean Theatre. Check out their other two shows Adventure Incorporated (an actual play DnD 5e podcast) and Ask The Pokedexpert (a highly academic question and answer podcast/stream about Pokemon)!

The African History Network Show
Simone Biles stuns by dropping out of Olympic Team Competition; Capitol Hill

The African History Network Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 75:00


Simone Biles stuns by dropping out of Olympic Team Competition; She wanted to protect ‘body and mind'.; When Black Women are punished for being the Best.; Capitol Hill Police Officers give emotional testimony at Capitol Riot Congressional Hearing – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-27-21   Class Starts on Sat. 7-31-21, 3pm EST (LIVE ONLINE COURSE): 'From The Civil War to Civil Rights & Black Power (1865 - 1968)' 10 Week Online Course, with Michael Imhotep, host of The African History Network Show. REGISTER HERE:  https://theahn.learnworlds.com/course/from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-and-black-power   Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button.

The Adam Jones Show
Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympic Team Final

The Adam Jones Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 24:42


Jones, back after a month+ hiatus and Arcand open up Tuesday's show discussing Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympic Team Final.  The guys discuss why Biles made the decision she did.

The African History Network Show
Simone Biles stuns by dropping out of Olympic Team Competition; Capitol Riot

The African History Network Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 75:00


Simone Biles stuns by dropping out of Olympic Team Competition; She wanted to protect ‘body and mind'.; When Black Women are punished for being the Best.; Capitol Hill Police Officers give emotional testimony at Capitol Riot Congressional Hearing – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-27-21   Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button.   Class Starts on Sat. 7-31-21, 3pm EST (LIVE ONLINE COURSE): 'From The Civil War to Civil Rights & Black Power (1865 - 1968)' with Michael Imhotep, host of The African History Network Show? REGISTER HERE:  https://theahn.learnworlds.com/course/from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-and-black-power   (10 WEEK, 20 HR Online Class with Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show) Course Registration ON SALE $80. WATCH HOURS OF BONUS CONTENT ON DEMAND NOW!!!  

The MeidasTouch Podcast
Building a Democratic Coalition with Scott Dworkin

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 75:34


On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with co-founder & executive director of The Democratic Coalition and host of the Dworkin Report podcast, Scott Dworkin. Scott discusses everything from pioneering the online movement of The Resistance to tangible strategies Democrats can utilize in order to win in 2022 and beyond. The conversation then shifts as the brothers discuss why the GQP is rooting against the U.S. Olympic Teams, vaccination efforts of southern states and of course the viral sensation #MontanaMan. If you enjoy today's episode please be sure to rate, review & subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening! You can follow Scott Dworkin on Twitter here. Follow The Democratic Coalition here. Buy Meidas Merch here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/meidastouch/support

Marni on the Move
182. Tokyo 2020 Olympics U.S Triathlete, Katie Zaferes

Marni on the Move

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 39:28


Katie Zaferes is one of the world's top triathletes on the U.S Olympic Triathlon Team competing in the Tokyo Summer Games.  We caught up a few weeks ago, just a few days after she placed on the U.S Team and was preparing for her journey to Tokyo. Katie and I talk all things triathlon- training, nutrition, racing and how she is preparing for competition on the world's biggest stage.  Katie shares how she discovered the sport of triathlon. She talks about what it's like to travel all over the world for competition, and she details some of her most unforgettable race locations, and shares some of the mantras that power her through during tough conditions.  Katie tells me the story of how triathlon led her to meet her husband, and the beauty of getting to share her passion for sport with her loved ones.  Of course, I ask Katie all about her preparation and what she's most looking forward to at this year's Olympics. Katie made her debut as an elite athlete on the triathlon scene back in 2013 since then she has won 23 World Triathlon Series medals, including six gold medals. She made the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and won her first world championship in 2019. Katie is also a three-time medalist in mixed relay at the world championships, most recently taking silver in 2020. I so enjoyed my conversation with Katie, and I can't wait to watch her crush the competition in Tokyo.

The Marc & Kim Show
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - Finalizing Olympic Teams: Marc's INSANE Comeback

The Marc & Kim Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 82:20


Kim's son Eli has taken to digging through the trash, Marc eats the best hot dog of his life, and we finalize our Olympic teams. Marc somehow makes a ridiculous comeback.

Major League Eventing Podcast
#172 U.S. Olympic Team Update

Major League Eventing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 26:00


Karen and Rob welcome Jenni Autry & Erik Duvander from Aachen Germany for a U.S. Olympic team training update!  Listen in to hear all about the training and what to expect over the next few weeks as the Olympics unfold in Tokyo.This Episode is dedicated to Annie Goodwin, she will be greatly missed by the entire Eventing community.   Our deepest condolences to Annie's family and friends at this time of great loss.  Please support our Sponsors:https://thishorseinsurance.com/https://cowboymagic.com/https://manentailequine.com/https://exhibitorlabs.com/https://www.triplecrownfeed.com/https://equilume.com/https://eqknetx.com/https://landing.redingoteequestrian.com/mleSign up for our mailing list!:https://mailchi.mp/b232b86de7e5/majorleagueeventingllc?fbclid=IwAR2Wp0jijRKGwGU3TtPRN7wMo-UAWBwrUy2nYz3gQXXJRmSJVLIzswvtClECheckout the Major League Eventing store!https://www.majorleagueeventing.com/shop

Locked On NBA
Jason Kidd & Nico Harrison's Mavericks Presser, NBA Finals Preview, & POWER Ranking Olympic Teams

Locked On NBA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 38:46


Adam Mares (@Adam_Mares) and Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) breakdown the Dallas Mavericks' Introductory Press Conference for Jason Kidd and Nico Harrison. What did Mark Cuban reveal about Kristaps Porzingis' future with the Mavs? Then they preview Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. Who will be the x-factor to give one team a 3-2 lead? Finally they POWER Rank the Olympic Men's Basketball Teams that will compete in Tokyo. Follow the Locked On Mavs Podcast: linktr.ee/LockedOnMavs Follow the Locked On Nuggets Podcast: LockedOnNuggets.com Locked On Mavericks: https://linktr.ee/LockedOnMavs Locked On Nuggets: https://LockedOnNuggets.com Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: lockedonpodcasts.com/offers Built BarBuilt Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AGThere is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock AutoAmazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/locked Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast
Episode 324: Courtney Frerichs – American Record Holder, World Silver Medalist makes her Second Olympic Team

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 64:59


Courtney Frerichs just made her second Olympic Team as a steeplechaser for Team USA! Courtney trains with the Bowerman Track Club and is a 2017 World Championships Silver Medalist, 2016... The post Episode 324: Courtney Frerichs – American Record Holder, World Silver Medalist makes her Second Olympic Team appeared first on Lindsey Hein.

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez
Emily Sisson Turned Marathon Trials Heartbreak to Track Trials Glory For First Olympic Team Berth

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 44:06


"Whenever I try to sum up what that period was like after Atlanta, it's kind of hard to explain. I didn't drop out of that race to save myself...My legs were obliterated. They were not in good shape after that race. It was heartbreak. Because as runners, running is such a big part of us and part of our identity whether that's a good thing or not. It's not just our job. I felt like I poured everything into that buildup and did everything I could. On that day, it just didn't work out. My body broke down...It is heartbreaking when you invest so much and go all-in for it to not work out. And then to walk away from that race with nothing to look forward to. Even if there was something, I didn't feel good running for a while so it wouldn't have mattered anyway. It was tough. I felt like I failed so badly. I never failed like that before...To pick up the pieces, I was like, 'What can I control? What can I focus on right now?' I was sad for a little bit. I talked to my coach. I talked to my husband. I talked to my chiropractor. My coach, Ray Treacy, said, 'You're going to lose a year of races from the looks of it so invest this time wisely.'" Olympian Emily Sisson joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast to discuss how she rebounded from dropping out by mile 22 of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in February 2020 to dominating the women's 10,000-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials last month in 31:03.82 for a new meet record. Sisson led for the final 21 laps in 85-degree heat at the new Hayward Field. She ended up winning the race by 13 seconds ahead of Karissa Schweizer and Alicia Monson. In this episode, you'll hear how she got over the heartbreak from Atlanta and decided to make the most of the pandemic year to train and regroup for the track. She shares insight from how her coach helped her cast any doubt aside and reminded her of what's made her into an NCAA champion, world championship finalist and two-time U.S. champion. Plus a little bit on her plans for the marathon and track and her future...

FloWrestling Radio Live
FRL 668 - Team USA vs Team Russia In Tokyo

FloWrestling Radio Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 82:24


Kozak and Spey join the show to break down Russia's Olympic Team and Team USA's chances against them in Tokyo. Run of Show 00:00 Intro 01:08 Mike Grey is making moves in Ithaca 09:41 Russian Olympic Team introduction 13:55 Team USA's chances against Russia (with pics) 53:33 Historical Olympic data 1:08:35 Questions from friends 1:19:30 Chael Sonnen's Jordan Burroughs video

GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast
We Have Olympic Teams

GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 17:56


Welcome to Behind The Scenes! (COMING SUNDAY) Day 1 Coverage of Men & Women Here Tonight we will discuss the Olympics Teams for Tokyo! This is our instant take directly after the competition. Our initial impressions and thoughts. Wednesday we will have our regular episode with discussion of every athlete, routine and so much analysis it will hurt. The first twenty minutes are available to everyone and then we tell the Behind The Scenes stories for our supporters who pay our way to these events, Club Gym Nerd members. U.S. Women's Olympic Team  Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum.  Jade Carey +1 and MyKayla Skinner +2. Replacement Athletes: Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Leanne Wong, Emma Malabuyo.  U.S. Men's Olympic Team Brody Malone, Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center Yul Moldauer, Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics Shane Wiskus, Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University Replacement athletes Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma Brandon Briones, Gilbert, Ariz./Stanford University Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University Going live after the women's Olympic Team is announced on Sunday. An hour and a half to two hours after the meet ends. Direct from Olympic Trials in St. Louis immediately following the conclusion of athlete interviews. Usually that's about an hour after the meet ends. BTS is a weekly live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live.

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez
Mason Ferlic's Breakthrough Season Capped With An Olympic Team Berth

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 32:26


Fresh off his 3rd place finish at the Olympic Trials steeplechase, Mason Ferlic, joins Chris, Kyle and Nick on the podcast to celebrate his newly booked trip to Tokyo. The group discusses his journey from the University of Michigan to getting dropped from his professional contract and to eventually finding a home with Tracksmith, both as an athlete and employee. Ferlic peels back the curtain to share his insights as to why he believes the importance of a balance between running, work and the rest of his life led him to this career highlight. Based out of Ann Arbor and training with the Very Nice Track Club, he is surrounded by the all-time great young American miler, Hobbs Kessler and one of the best veterans to ever do it, Nick Willis. This magic formula worked -- it is sending Mason Ferlic to the Olympics! TUNE IN AND LISTEN TO TRIALS TALK WITH CHRIS AND KYLE. Our daily podcast from the Olympic Trials is presented by Tracksmith. We're excited to partner with Tracksmith, an independent running brand fueled by a deep love of the sport. They celebrate the amateur spirit and seek to inspire the personal pursuit of excellence. Tracksmith is pleased to be supporting 30 Olympic Trials qualifiers in Eugene, including athletes across 14 disciplines, as part of their Amateur Support Program. Check out Tracksmith's essentials for racing and training - including the Strata kits their Trials athletes are racing in this week - at Tracksmith.com/CITIUS and use code CITIUS to receive 10% off any order until the last day of the trials, June 27th.

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez
Val Constein Proves She Belongs And Only Wants to Get Better After Making Her First Olympic Team

CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 23:09


Val Constien finished third in the steeplechase finals here at the U.S. Olympic Trials and returns to the podcast to dissect her race and the biggest moment of her career while also looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics. TUNE IN AND LISTEN TO TRIALS TALK WITH CHRIS AND KYLE. Our daily podcast from the Olympic Trials is presented by Tracksmith. We're excited to partner with Tracksmith, an independent running brand fueled by a deep love of the sport. They celebrate the amateur spirit and seek to inspire the personal pursuit of excellence. Tracksmith is pleased to be supporting 30 Olympic Trials qualifiers in Eugene, including athletes across 14 disciplines, as part of their Amateur Support Program. Check out Tracksmith's essentials for racing and training - including the Strata kits their Trials athletes are racing in this week - at Tracksmith.com/CITIUS and use code CITIUS to receive 10% off any order until the last day of the trials, June 27th.

The Rich Roll Podcast
Olympian Katie Hoff On Embracing The Suck & Alchemizing Pain Into Gratitude

The Rich Roll Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 146:07


We all create imagined blueprints for how we want our lives to unfold—but what happens when things don’t go according to plan?Today’s guest knows a thing or two about managing pressure, prioritizing intention over expectation, and transforming disappointment into gratitude.Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff.Dubbed, for better or worse, ‘the female Michael Phelps’ Katie is an 8x world champion that made her first Olympic Team at the ripe age of 15, the youngest member of the 2004 USA Swimming Team. She won 5 first place Olympic berths at the 2008 Olympic Trials, took home 3 medals in Beijing, and over the course of her career toppled more than a few American & international records, accruing 8 world championship titles along the way.But Katie’s story isn’t what you think it is. It’s not some totally unrelatable Olympic fairy tale, filled with empty platitudes and cliché mottos.It’s a story about not living up to the expectations the world set for you.What’s most interesting about Katie is that she’s an athlete that should have had a far more decorated career.So what happened?Today we explore her storied career, covering the complicated mental and emotional implications of elite performance, as well as the external forces beyond an athlete’s control.We dissect the vertigo-inducing success Katie experienced at such a young age. The insane pressure she faced that accompanied high highs, the bitter disappointment she experienced by failing to live up to unreal and unfair expectations, and the process of picking up the pieces and moving forward with life in the wake of dreams unrealized. And of course, the valuable and applicable life lessons extrapolated along the way, which she chronicles in her book, Blueprint: An Olympian’s Story of Striving, Adapting, and Embracing The Suck.Katie is an absolute delight and our exchange is littered with gems—big ideas on managing stress, expectations, and knowing when and how to push your limits.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This was a fun one. I learned a ton, and I know you will too.Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/RICHROLL. You’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. 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