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Archive for November 2016

This week in the locker room, where women discuss issues in the sports world, Sara & Kelly are joined by Sally Bergesen, CEO of Oiselle, a women’s running apparel company based in Seattle, WA, to discuss marketing to and sponsoring female athletes, why this is a lucrative market and that clothing is an important aspect of empowering sportswomen.  And Sara introduces a new segment to the show - Gripe of the Week!  Tune in to find out what's irking her this week. Fast becoming a much anticipated show, don’t miss our bi-weekly episodes by visiting www.wispsports.com and check out all the other global women’s sports coverage.  Join in the conversation on our social media @WiSP Sports.

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Powder Run: S1E2

Ski Coach & Former US Team Ski Racer Jessica Kelley has an update on the Audi FIS World Cup skiing season beginning with the Giant Slalom and Slalom races in Killington, VT this past weekend where France's Tessa Worley and American Mikaela Shiffrin took the top honors in front of a partisan crowd. Jess offers her perspective on who is trending up and down since the season got underway in Solden, Austria before heading to Levi in Finland and on to the Eastern USA for the first World Cup race in 25 years. We also hear about the athletes who have been sidelined with injury and how their absence may impact the tour as training gets underway for the downhill in Lake Louise, Canada this weekend. Catch Jess every month as she shares the news and views from the slopes. In the meanwhile, visit us at www.wispsports.com for more global women's sports coverage and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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WiSP World Canada

Retired Ironman Champion Sara Gross and Canadian Rugby International Maria Samson are joined by 2016 Rio Olympic 75kg Wrestling Gold Medalist Erica Wiebe who shares her Olympic performance, how she gets in the zone, and how her life has changed since becoming Olympic Champion.  As sportswomen from three diverse sports their discussion on body image reveals an insight into how elite athletes cope with something that effects all women and their frank conversation and perspectives send a powerful message.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social medai @WiSP Sports.

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Walk Don’t Run - The Race Walking Show - race walker Cindi Leeman joins Sara Gross to bring you the latest podcast about this fast growing sport that made its Olympic debut for women in 1992.  Their first guest is Bonnie Stein who has been teaching, training and race-walking for 28 years - she is known as Tampa Bay’s ‘Walk Your Talk’ Coach for helping thousands of people of all ages to take up the sport. Join Cindi & Sara every month to find out more about what's happening in the sport. For more global women’s sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media channels @WiSP Sports.

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Welcome to the latest WiSP Sports Radio podcast Locker Room Talk with Sara Gross and Kelly O’Mara. Conversations that are disrespectful and derogatory - too often towards women - are frequently downplayed and disregarded as “Locker Room talk.” Sara and Kelly team up in a show that turns the tables on this notion. It’s not a show about women’s sport per se, but women talking about sport. In this first episode Sara and Kelly talk about the U.S. presidential election, and, most importantly, how we create a space for women in one of the most masculine arenas in the western world - Sport and why “mansplaining” is more than an occasional annoyance. Plus some controversial news about women athletes in surfing and running. Join Sara and Kelly now, in the Locker Room.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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This week on the WiSP IronWomen podcast, recently retired multiple Ironman champion Mary Beth Ellis shares insights and wisdom from her highly successful triathlon career. Hear her conversation with Sara Gross about how she got into the sport, how she became really good, really fast, and what’s next in life for Mary Beth. Alyssa Godesky joins Sara on the show for a quick chat about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election - how something as simple as sport can help heal great divides, and what TriEqual is doing to provide opportunities for women in triathlon. And, Karen Thibodeau is back as Sara's co-host on her way to a blind date. Laugh, contemplate and celebrate the women of triathlon with us on WiSP IronWomen.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Zoe George is joined again by Karen Nimmo for another packed episode of WiSP World New Zealand live from Radio New Zealand in Wellington. On this month’s episode - Homosexuality in sport - Sally Shaw shares her research into sexual identity in sport in New Zealand.
New Zealand Cricket has been neglecting women in the sport for more than 25 years and we hear the latest research from Liz Dawson - the stats and what can be done to effect a change for the better makes for an interesting discussion. Laura Keown talks to 2015 Challenge Taupo Champion Bronwyn MacGregor to hear how she feels about defending her title in this premier cycling event. Plus a ton of news of Kiwi women across a variety of sports and, not forgetting, an update on Zoe’s show biz career. For more global women’s sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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The Sailing Show returns with a new series of news, views and interviews from around the world. The Magenta Project sailors: Abby Ehler and Carolijn Brouwer bring us up to date with women's news from new rules for the Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series, Vendee Globe, World Match Race Series, GC32 Race Series, Oman Sailing women's programme preparing for Saudi Arabia The Tour. Visit us at www.wispsports.com for more global women's sports coverage and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Ruck On: S1E1 - The Rugby Show

Maria Samson launches WiSP Radio's newest podcast - Ruck On; The Rugby Show. Each month the former Canadian international and co-host of WiSP World Canada, will bring the latest news and views as well as game action and qualifying results in the lead up to the 2017 Rugby World Cup, which will be held in Ireland next August.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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WiSP World Australia

Beth Davis and Ashleigh Nelson return for a new season of WiSP World Australia after the summer hiatus enjoying a festival of sport including the Rio Olympic Games and they have two great guests from those Games. Javelin thrower Kim Mickle who tells of her disappointing games when her shoulder dislocated during competition. She is now rehabbing following more surgery and in the meanwhile has taken up football which is challenging her in very different ways from fitness to technique. Trap Shooter Catherine Skinner had very different fortunes in Rio and tells of her amazement in winning Olympic gold and what's in store next for the 26 year old who now has her sights set on the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Visit is at www.wispsports.com for more global women's sports coverage and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.  

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WiSP IronWomen: S2E1

The WiSP IronWomen podcast is back: Sara Gross and co-host Karen Thibodeau launch the new series with a short game of “What do you know?” in which we find out that, while she loves swimming, biking and running, Karen has some homework to do when it comes to Triathlon’s legends. 

Sara talks to athlete, coach and author Siri Lindley who just released her first book with writer Julia Polloreno. Hear all about how Siri and Julia worked together to create the masterpiece and get behind-the-scenes insights into some of the book’s crazy stories. In 2000-2002 Siri dominated the ITU World Cup series winning race after race including the World Championships in 2001. Siri then retired while at the top and pursued her passion to help others reach their potential in triathlon and now coaches a great group of athletes who are part of Team Sirius. A well-spring of positive energy, Siri knows how to get the best out of people. Her incredible coaching career includes Olympic medalists, Multiple Ironman World Champions including her legendary partnership with Mirinda (Rinny) Carfrae. Siri and her partner Rebekah (Bek) Keat are also the first openly gay couple in the triathlon limelight, a happy ending to the a long struggle described on the pages of Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly. 

Visit us at www.wispsports.com for more global women's sports coverage and join us on our social media channels @WiSP Sports.
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