The Podium: An NBC Olympics podcast. Join us for insider coverage during the 17 intense days of competition at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. In the run-up to the opening ceremony, we’ll bring you deep into the stories and events that have defined the Olympics and those that will shape the Tokyo Olympics, plus an intimate look into the unseen details that only the athletes themselves can tell.
No snow, no problem: more than 25 nations competing in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are considered tropical countries. In Episode 1, Tim Struby set out to examine why a generation of "tropical" athletes decided to focus on the Winter Olympics, delve into the influence of the movie "Cool Runnnings," and learn about some of the challenges that "tropical" Olympians face along their journey to PyeongChang.