5 Live Sport: All About

5 Live Sport: All About

By BBC Radio 5 Live

From rugby legends, to Premier League managers & beyond – the biggest names in sport tell us their stories.


The Carlos Alcaraz One

Katie Smith is joined by the BBC's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller and Manuel Sanchez, sports correspondent for Spanish news agency EFE, to take a deep dive into the life and career so far of Spanish tennis prodigy Carlos Alcaraz.We discuss his past, his present and his future - ahead of what could be his first Grand Slam title on clay at the French Open, which starts on Sunday.You’ll hear from Carlos himself, his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, and the people who helped to shape him into the player he is today, including his junior coach Kiko Navarro and Jesus Garcia Pardo, who was a hitting partner for the then 12-14-year-old Alcaraz.Topics: 02:12 - introductions 07:20 - early childhood 12:21 - character and mentality 22:40 - relationship with coach Juan Carlos Ferrero 33:20 - maiden Wimbledon title
21/05/2456m 4s

The Zharnel Hughes one

From his training base in Jamaica, Zharnel Hughes sits down with Eleanor Oldroyd ahead of this summer's Paris Olympics. He’s a double Commonwealth Games and European Championships gold medallist, and now he’s aiming to add an Olympic title to his collection. He goes right back to the beginning - from when he first discovered he was pretty fast, to making the move to Great Britain, and moving on from the disappointment of missing Rio and false starts and team disqualification in Tokyo. He also gives us a glimpse inside his mind when on the start line and discusses if it’s time for a new era of athletics.TOPICS00'40 - Where it all started 02'30 - Life in Jamaica with Bolt, Blake and Weir5'20 - Making the move to Great Britain in 2015 11'20 - Getting ready for the Olympics 13'00 - "Do you have something to prove this summer?"15'30 - Memories of Tokyo17'00 - Falling back in love with athletics18'30 - "That's when you know it's showtime"20'00 - Pre-race routines23'00 - Living in the moment26'00 - Breaking records & burgers and fries 31'00 - A new era for athletics?33'00 - "The is your captain Zharnel Hughes"
25/04/2435m 47s

The Jon Rahm one

Iain Carter speaks to 2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm ahead of this year’s tournament. The Spanish golfer reflects on last year’s win, talks about his aims to retain the green jacket, and discusses his decision to join LIV Golf in December. We also hear from golf journalists Ewan Murray and Bob Harig about the future of the game in the LIV Golf era.TIMECODES: 00:58 - Jon Rahm interview 13:55 - Reflection on the interview with Ewan and Bob
09/04/2429m 57s

The Helen Glover one

Helen Glover discusses her career as an Olympic Gold medal winner and also her aims for this summer's games in Paris.She talks about how she began her rowing career, the legacy that she hopes to leave and her greatest moments in life and her career.TOPICS 0 mins - Preparing for Paris 3 mins - Earning her place 5 mins - Juggling parenting with competition 10 mins - Helen's rowing beginnings 13 mins - "Work hard and you can do anything" 15 mins - Helen's first Olympic gold medal 20 mins - Helen's greatest moments 22 mins - Goals for Paris
19/03/2426m 40s

The Seb Coe One

Sebastian Coe looks back on his days as an Olympian, including his rivalry with Steve Ovett and training on Christmas Day. He talks about his role at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the pleasure in awarding Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill her heptathlon gold medal. Also, as the current president of World Athletics, he discusses the biggest challenges ahead for the sport.TOPICS: 0 mins The start of an Olympic year 3 mins Supporting Jessica Ennis as London poster-girl 5 mins Awarding Jessica Ennis her gold medal 11 mins Rivalry with Steve Ovett 17 mins Being coached by his father 22 mins Career after competing 26 mins Challenges ahead for athletics 30 mins What’s next?
08/02/2434m 4s

The Sir Steve Redgrave one

The Olympic rowing great discusses his incredible career with Elly Oldroyd - one that saw him win five rowing gold medals across five consecutive Games.He also opens up on his health issues, his struggles during Covid and his regrets at not getting the opportunity to work in a coaching capacity with the GB team. He also explains how it feels when they build a statue of you in the town where you live.TOPICS: 0 mins Memories of entering an Olympic year. 2 mins Maintaining motivation. 4 mins Redgrave’s relationship with Matthew Pinsent. 6 mins The special bond from the gold in 1984. 7 mins The final gold in Sydney. 10 mins Diabetes, health and fitness after retirement. 18 mins Recognition and a statue in his hometown of Marlow. 20 mins His role with the Chinese team, the difficulties of working there during Covid and the subsequent mental health issues. 26 mins Whether he still has ambitions to work with the GB team. 29 mins The new generation of Redgrave’s.
11/01/2432m 42s

The Laura and Jason Kenny One

Cycling greats Laura and Jason Kenny speak to the BBC for the first time since the birth of their second child Monty back in July.In a wide-ranging interview with 5 Live Breakfast’s Rachel Burden Laura speaks about recently announcing her return to cycling and her hopes to qualify for Paris 2024.She also discusses the miscarriage and the ectopic pregnancy she had following the Tokyo Games and why she wants to do more to support other female athletes who want to start a family.Jason who retired in 2022 is now a sprint coach for the British Cycling team. The Kenny’s have a combined 12 Olympic gold medals between them!0:50 – The challenge of qualifying for Paris 2:00 – The motivation to return to cycling 6:00 – Severe hip pain following birth of Monty 8:00 – Dealing miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy 10.00 – Helping other female athletes start a family 11:00 – Female athlete periods and RED-S 15.00 – Lifestyle with lots of animals to look after 18:20 – Jason on transitioning to coaching 20:30 – Quickfire questions on their life and relationship
13/12/2325m 22s

Tom Dean and his five-medal plan

Double Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Tom Dean discusses in depth with Elly Oldroyd his plans to win five medals at the Paris Olympics. No GB athlete has ever won five medals at a single Games and Dean explains how the idea came about and how he plan to do it. He also discusses his career so far and his role as a leader in the GB swimming team.TOPICS: 1:45 2023 World Champs 3:10 Having Covid for the second time 6:10 Training for the Olympics 8:30 Olympic champion 10:45 Family celebrations 12:00 Post Olympics 15:05 Going for 5 medals 2024 22:30 Preparation 24:10 Competitiveness of 200m freestyle 27:30 Impact of crowds
30/11/2330m 56s

The Hannah Cockcroft one

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft speaks to Eleanor Oldroyd about her brilliant career. The winner of seven Paralympic golds and the holder of five world records in the T34 classification, Hannah discusses how she got into the sport, the people who inspire her as well as the importance of her wheelchair (and making sure the size is correct!) and why she is determined to just keep on winningTOPICS 1:50 Three year turnaround 2:45 Discovering wheelchair racing 4:20 Racing 5:10 Classification 7:30 Role models 8:20 Race chairs 9:40 World records 10:50 London 2012 17:20 More competition? 20:30 Motivations 23:20 Paris aims
02/11/2324m 58s

The Pat Cummins and climate change in sport one

Kelly Cates speaks to winners and nominees of the BBC's Green Sports Awards, discussing some of the key issues in how sport can help to tackle climate change.She's joined by former Olympic cyclist and national active travel commissioner Chris Boardman and Claire Poole, the founder and CEO of Sport Positive, to look at whether sport is using its profile and reach to effectively change attitudes relating to the environment. We hear from Australia's cricket captain Pat Cummins on why taking action matters and the challenges cricket faces on the issue.Inter Milan and Denmark footballer Sofie Junge Pedersen talks about her activism and changes in her lifestyle, as well as trying to influence teammates to change their behaviour. And cross-country runner Innes Fitzgerald explains why she decided not to travel to Australia for an individual race.TIMECODES 03:00 Pat Cummins on cricket's role in tackling climate change 13:00 Footballer Sofie Junge Pedersen 25:30 Innes Fitzgerald on travel considerations as an individual runner 35:20 Focus on a southern African football league attempting to stop people becoming rhino poachers 43:25 Baseball player Chris Dickerson on creating Players for Planet, raising awareness on sport's environmental impact
12/10/2350m 32s

The KSI and the boxing misfits one

Manvir Rai explores the new form of boxing which has emerged in recent years, where the lines between true sports and entertainment have been blurred since the rise of crossover and celebrity fights.It has become a financial phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, but not without raising questions about its impact on the sport as a whole.
09/10/2328m 50s

The Ange Postecoglou one

Gary Lineker speaks to the Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou.They discuss his upbringing in Greece and how that led to his love of the sport. Postecoglou also reveals how his early playing days have influenced his coaching philosophy, and talks about his intentions for turning Tottenham into serial trophy winners. TIMECODES 03:00 His upbringing, his father and how his love of football developed 09:10 Early career, including his time in Amsterdam 13:00 Changing the mindset at Tottenham 14:35 Coping without Harry Kane 20:30 The importance of James Maddison and Son Heung-Min 26:00 His goals and aspirations at Tottenham
22/09/2326m 6s

The Michael Johnson one

Sprint legend Michael Johnson joins Katharine Merry and Allison Curbishley on the podcast to discuss his many career highlights that have included winning eight world titles and four Olympic gold medals.The American chooses as his 'gold medal achievement' his sensational 200m and 400m double at his home Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.It wasn't easy to find a 'wooden spoon moment' but Johnson explains that he still holds some regret about losing a race at high school.03:35 Bronze medal achievement 10:00 His favourite distance to run 13:18 Best achievement by another athlete 16:40 Silver medal achievement 25:38 Wooden spoon moment 27:30 Gold medal achievement
25/08/2340m 34s

The Steve Backley one

In this episode Steve Backley reflects on the greatest moments of his career as a javelin thrower. He talks about being a world record breaker on three occasions and winning Silver at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.He discusses his famous rivalry with Jan Železný and how they pushed eachother to achieve their best. Plus, what’s the strangest object Steve Backley has ever been asked to throw?04:20 - Bronze medal achievement 10:00 - Best achievement by other athlete 20:15 - Silver medal achievement 23:25 - Wooden spoon moment 27:20 - Gold medal achievement
24/08/2335m 52s

The Colin Jackson One

Former World Champion, World Record holder, and Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson is the latest legend to join the pod and sit down with Katharine Merry and Allison Curbishley. Colin reminisces about winning the world title in 1999 in Seville shortly after the death of a training partner, winding sprinters up by winning the 60m flat in Paris, and a jet ski fiasco with Linford Christie and John Regis. Timecodes 04:17 – Bronze medal performance 18:36 – Silver medal performance 26:49 – Wooden spoon moment 36:51 – Gold medal performance
23/08/2342m 26s

The Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill One

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is the latest athlete to discuss the most memorable moments from her career and she looks at some of the highlights in the sport that stand out for her.She reminisces on watching a remarkable world record breaking run from Usain Bolt in 2009 and having an unlikely fan in Denzel Washington.Ennis-Hill also talks about returning to compete as a mum and how that impacted her Olympic performance in 2014 and reflects on her gold medal win on Super Saturday at London 2012.02:50 Bronze medal achievement 07:10 Best achievement by other athlete 11:40 Silver medal achievement 18:10 Wooden spoon moment 22:45 Gold medal achievement
22/08/2334m 59s

The Paula Radcliffe One

In the next episode, Paula Radcliffe relives some of the greatest moments in her career on the track, on the road and cross country. She looks back on the moment that Ingrid Kristiansen set the marathon world record and discusses her heartbreak at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Radcliffe also reflects on happier times with setting the world record at the London Marathon in 2003 and she also discusses the personal significance of the number 17.04:00 Bronze medal achievement 07:00 Best achievement by other athlete 12:05 Silver medal achievement 16:05 Wooden spoon moment 22:50 Gold medal achievement
21/08/2340m 7s

The Dame Denise Lewis one

In this latest episode the spotlight falls on Dame Denise Lewis as she shares her experience of claiming Gold in 2000 Sydney Olympics, seeing the Commonwealth games come home to Birmingham and her journey to the top of the sport. She also details how her life changed following global success. TOPICS 02:10 Bronze medal achievement 09:30 Best achievement by other athlete 13:30 Silver medal achievement 23:40 Wooden spoon moment 27:10 Gold medal moment
20/08/2338m 17s

The Steve Cram one

On the first episode of the All About: Athletics podcast, Steve Cram takes centre stage to talk about his medal laden career in the 800 and 1500 metres.Hear the former World, European and Commonwealth champion discuss his love for Oslo, his admiration of Usain Bolt and his greatest achievement.Cram also relives his most embarrassing moment, including an almost ‘royally’ awkward situation at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.TOPICS 04:00 Bronze medal achievement 09:20 Best achievement by other athlete 11:30 Silver medal achievement 22:30 Wooden spoon moment 30:10 Gold medal moment
19/08/2344m 55s
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