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.
In a special Olympics-themed episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at how global politics will shape next year’s Winter Games in South Korea in a way that hasn’t been seen since the height of the Cold War. The International Olympic Committee has already banned Russia because of a massive doping scandal, and the nuclear standoff with North Korea could make some countries jittery about sending athletes to the games. Add it all together, and you have the potential for an Olympics like no other.
Plus, Jenn confesses to a passionate love of figure skating, Zack argues for taking the world’s guns and giving them to Olympic biathletes, and Yochi makes the case for why skeleton is the only sport you should watch.