The Ringer Guide to the Summer Games

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Short-form daily podcast that breaks down all the ways the Olympics are the most fascinating sporting event on the planet, with insight, humor, and commentary from the athletes.

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The Rugby Star Whose Olympic Path Was Paved by YouTube
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Carlin Isles had never heard of rugby sevens. Then he clicked a link that changed his life. What happened next could win Team USA a medal—and chart a path for a future generation of Olympians. Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Carlin Isles Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Kellen Becoats Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 24, 2021
Can 3-on-3 Basketball Become an Olympic Phenomenon?
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3-on-3 basketball is about to make its Olympics debut. And FIBA wants to popularize the sport worldwide. Will it work? The answer could depend on what happens to Team USA. Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Kara Lawson Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Kellen Becoats Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
The Rise of Olympic Skateboarding and the Debate Over Skating Culture
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Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. That’s amazing … and somewhat complicated. Does skateboarding need the Olympics? Or does the Olympics need skateboarding? Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Heimana Reynolds Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Kellen Becoats Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
How Ultimate Frisbee Could Become an Olympic Sport
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Think you know how a sport becomes part of the Olympics? Think again. Let’s break down that truly surprising process—and how it could lead to the first ultimate frisbee gold medalists. Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Nob Rauch Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Julianna Ress Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Team USA Is Playing for Softball Gold. It’s Also Playing for Softball’s Olympic Future.
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Softball is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008! And the United States is favored to win! But the players aren’t just competing for a medal. They’re vying for the sport’s future at the Summer Games. Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Haylie McCleney Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Kellen Becoats Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
The Last Hurrah of the Olympics’ Most Underappreciated Event
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Racewalking sounds like the funniest Olympic sport. In reality, it’s absolutely brutal. What makes the 50k racewalk so perfect for the Summer Games? And why is the IOC getting rid of it after Tokyo? Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Evan Dunfee Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Julianna Ress Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Introducing ‘The Ringer Guide to the Summer Games’
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What makes Simone Biles the greatest gymnast of all time? Why is Katie Ledecky set to dominate like never before? Who’s chasing history as a two-sport athlete? And how did skateboarding get into the Olympics? In this daily podcast series premiering July 19, we’ll talk to future medalists and answer your top questions about the Tokyo games. The Olympics are the biggest, weirdest, and most exciting sporting event on earth—let us show you why. Host: Rodger Sherman Associate Producers: Lani Renaldo and Erika Cervantes Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Can 3-on-3 Basketball Become an Olympic Phenomenon?
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3-on-3 basketball is about to make its Olympics debut. And FIBA wants to popularize the sport worldwide. Will it work? The answer could depend on what happens to Team USA. Host: Rodger Sherman Guest: Kara Lawson Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal Fact Checker: Kellen Becoats Talent Booker: Allyson Turner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021