On this episode of The Games, we talk with Artistic (Synchronized) Swimmer Myriam Glez. Myriam participated in the 2000 games competing for France and then the 2008 games competing for Australia. She then returned to the games coaching the Great Britain team in 2012 and then as the CEO of USA Synchronized Swimming in 2016. She now works with athletes making the transition from active athletics with her company Athletes Soul.
The Games #9 Mariya Koroleva
We welcome two-time Olympian Mariya Koroleva to "The Games". Mariya competed in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games in Artistic (Synchronized) Swimming. She shares with us how to enjoy the grind, ignore the "no's", and how to persevere to achieve your goals. Great conversation.
The Games #8: Sophia Herzog
2016 Silver Medalist and 2021 hopeful Sophia Herzog takes time out from her training to speak with us on The Games. Sophia participated in the Rio Paralympic games and and won silver in the SB6/100M Breastroke. She has also set the world record in the 1,500M Fresstyle twice.
The Games #7:Lenny Krayzelburg
Four-Time Gold Medalist Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg pulls over to chat with us on The Games. Mr. Krayzelburg, who broke three backstroke world records in four days in 1999, tells us about his experiences in the 2000 and 2004 games. He also gives us some insight to making the transition from growing up in the Ukraine to transitioning to Los Angeles as a youngster. He also talks about the journey from being a walk-on Junior College athlete to multiple Gold Medalist and multiple World Record Holder.
The Games #6-Darrin Steele
We talk with two-time Olympian Darrin Steele about his experiences transitioning from a track and field decathlete to a Bobsled Push Athlete. Plus, we discuss his current works as the Vice president of Sport at International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation, as he continues to grow the sport.
The Games #5-Gordy Sheer
The Games takes a moment to talk with the Marketing Director of the United States Luge Association. Gordy Sheer, who also happens to be a three time Olympian and, along with partner Chris Thorpe, earned a Silver Medal in the 1998 Nagano Games.
The Games #4-Willie Banks
Former Triple Jump World Record Holder and Three Time Olympian Willie Banks chats with us about his experiences in Track and Field and The Olympics. It is not often you get to hear from someone who has achieved something that no other person on the planet has ever done before. And as we speak with him, you will hear that he hasn't stopped soaring.
The Games #3-Lukas Kissell
2026 Winter Olympic hopeful Lukas Kissell joins us to discuss how he fell in love with the sport of Skeleton. Mr. Kissell details how he manages to train and balance his regular life as the youngest member of the U.S. team.
The Show #2-Olympic Boxing History
We take a look at the significance of Olympic boxing. Which group and which boxers have had the greatest impact on the sport. We focus on the Americans, but give credit to those Olympians who went on to become world belt holders.
The Games #1-Leah Amico
We talk with 3-time 1st Team Academic Softball All-American, 3-time 1st Team Softball All-American, and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Leah Amico. Leah discusses how she went from youth league to college All-American to Olympian to Mother and more.