Jeremiah Brown: The 4 Year Olympian – Interview

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Jeremiah Brown was part of Team Canada’s Men’s 8 rowing team that captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the new book, The 4 Year Olympian (published by Dundurn Press).

This is Episode #127.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • How being bullied as a kid helped form his character.
  • His stint in jail after robbing a delivery man.
  • How his relationship with Amy, his ex-girlfriend helped his stay focused on training and his Olympic dream.
  • Jeremiah Brown’s two most important coaches: Coach Riley (his football coach at Hamilton’s McMaster University) and Doug White (his rowing coach).
  • How Jeremiah Brown made the McMaster football team as a walk-on.
  • His 4 year journey to the Olympics (including all his failures and stumbles)
  • The amount of money Team Canada athletes make to be full-time athletes
  • Why Jeremiah Brown decided to leave the rowing team and not pursue a Gold medal in 2016.
  • His work with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Game Plan program.

Jeremiah Brown’s next challenge: Playing drums in a successful stadium-filling band!

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Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.

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Episode #126: Perdita Felicien

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Perdita Felicien is a 2x NCAA female track athlete of the year, 3x NCAA hurdles champion, 10x Canadian hurdles champion, 2x Olympian, 2003 world champion, 2004 60m hurdles indoor champion, and the 1st Canadian woman to win an individual medal at the IAAF World Championships.

Felicien is now a freelance sports broadcaster and a soon to be published author.

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Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #108: PyeongChang 2018 preview with Georgia Sapounas

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Georgia Sapounas is the Digital Team Lead for Team Canada. Georgia joined me in studio before she left for PyeongChang, South Korea to give me the scoop on this year’s Winter Olympic digital program.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Women and Sport in 2016

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Last month I found myself in New York City attending the 2016 version of Advertising Week.
Similar to Team Canada, female athletes led Team USA in Rio this year in medal count. However, there still so much gender disparity in sports.
Featuring:
Laura Gentile SVP, espnW and Women’s Initiatives, espnW
Kate Fagan Sports Reporter, ESPN
Lisa Borders President, WNBA
Jemele Hill Co-host, ESPN2’s His & Hers
Amy Purdy Paralympic Snowboard Bronze Medalist & Dancing with the Stars Alum

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Adam van Koeverden is one of Canada’s most popular Olympic athletes. He’s also been able to transcend his sport. We don’t just remember Adam every four years. He has remained in our consciousness since he arrived on the kayaking scene years ago.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Penny Oleksiak

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