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Jean Smyth presents a regular podcast detailing the Laureus Sport for Good initiatives in South Africa and around the world. #PowerOfSport

Jean Smyth presents a regular podcast detailing the Laureus Sport for Good initiatives in South Africa and around the world. #PowerOfSport
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South Africa

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Jean Smyth presents a regular podcast detailing the Laureus Sport for Good initiatives in South Africa and around the world. #PowerOfSport

Twitter:

@laureus_SA

Language:

English


Episodes

#Mandela100 Special Episode

8/6/2018
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In the year that Nelson Mandela would have turned 100, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and its South African Chairman, Morne du Plessis, walked its own road to Ellis Park to pay tribute to his memory. The hallowed turf upon which Madiba’s Magic united a nation, Ellis Park, played host to programmes from around the country who gathered, in many ways, to pay tribute to his legacy on Mandela Day. In this special edition, Jean Smyth hears from real-life South African heroes living...

Duration:00:32:28

Jonathan Hill special episode

7/28/2018
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He's still fairly new in the job but the CEO of Laureus Jonathan Hill, has already made a big impact! The man from Leeds, with an illustrious career in sport, fills us in on his background, his drive and what his vision is for the organisation going forward. Plus, he reveals his guilty sporting pleasure and tells us about his role in creating one of football's most prominent catch-phrases.

Duration:00:14:53

Power of Sport Ep17

6/27/2018
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Laureus South Africa is going on another exchange! This time the incredible team from Fight with Insight travel to Rio de Janeiro not just to hone their boxing skills but to share knowledge and gain valuable life experience. Plus, Football World Cup fever will be gripping the nation hoping to put the despair of 2014 behind them in Russia 2018! And Ambassador Dan Nicholl, never one for the conventional, celebrated his birthday by inviting all of his friends to a cricket tournament letting...

Duration:00:09:22

Power of Sport Ep16

6/18/2018
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In this episode Jean Smyth catch up with Schalk Brits who spent just two weeks in retirement before being called up to the Springboks. An extraordinary story featuring: golf, Ibiza, Vincent Koch, Rassie Erasmus & mojitos! Plus, we kick off our annual series of sporting themed breakfasts with Mercedes Benz delving deep into the cycling world.

Duration:00:17:10

Power of Sport Ep15

5/12/2018
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Duration:00:11:04

Power of Sport Ep14

4/25/2018
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Do you know who’s going to win the Football World Cup in Russia? Go on then, tell us. While you’re sending your tweet or compiling your Facebook post, download and listen to the latest Power of Sport podcast where some of the most compelling reasoning can be found as to who will be crowned World Champions on 15 July in Moscow can be found. That’s right: none other than former World Cup winner Marcel Desailly, Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman, the Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis...

Duration:00:13:18

Laureus World Sports Awards 2018 SPECIAL

3/29/2018
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What a night! The Laureus World Sports Awards, yet again, wowed all with Roger Federer taking top honours. Pwoer of Sport host Jean Smyth went 'behind the scenes' to bring you this Special Edition featuring unique insights into one of the sporting world's most high-profile events. In it we hear from Federer at his majestic best, as well as Bryan Habana, Caster Semenya, Steve Waugh, Kapil Dev, Edwin Moses, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ryk Neethling, Dan Carter, Morne du Plessis, Ruud Gullit, Akani...

Duration:00:31:57

Power of Sport Ep13

3/9/2018
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In this episode Springbok record try-scorer and Laureus Ambassador Bryan Habana gives the strongest hint yet that he’s on the verge of retiring from the sport. We also gain an insight into South African production house T&W whose founder Gareth Whittaker talks about the emotions he has watching work produced by his company at the Laureus Awards is viewed by 200 million people across the globe. And, Jean Smyth chats to former US football star goalkeeper Hope Solo for her view on former...

Duration:00:16:44

Power of Sport Ep12

2/21/2018
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Two Springbok rugby legends, one goal, to use the Power of Sport to change young lives! In this episode Jean Smyth chats to Bryan Habana as his foundation finds root in South Africa while former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is part of the Coolplay and Laureus initiative in which 12 youngsters will be travelling to one of the greatest rugby spectacles of them all - the Hong Kong Sevens.

Duration:00:17:45

Power of Sport Ep11

2/2/2018
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Fancy trekking through the Himalayas? You do? How about aiming to traverse the entire area, in just 28 days? Impossible, surely? Well not if you’re ultra-distance legend Ryan Sandes who tells Jean Smyth about his mind-boggling upcoming attempt that’ll be the toughest challenge he’s ever faced. His words, not ours. Plus Power of Sport hears from another man out of his comfort zone, football manager Andre Villas Boas, who explains why he decided on a break from football to drive in the...

Duration:00:17:18

Power of Sport Ep10

1/19/2018
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Duration:00:14:28

Power of Sport Ep 9

12/20/2017
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Duration:00:35:40

Power of Sport - Laureus SA in 2017

12/14/2017
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2017 has been among the most successful for Laureus SA. In this podcast Jean Smyth speaks to Executive Director Brett Graham to unpack the highs - and how that strategy will inform an equally exciting 2018.

Duration:00:21:19

Power of Sport Ep 8

11/10/2017
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We sit down with the World Sevens Series Champions Blitzboks to gain an understanding of what made them South Africa's most succesful sports team on the international stage last season. And (we had to do it) they play Blitz, on one another; you don't want to miss out on this from Kyle Brown, Phillip Snyman and coach Neil Powell. We also wrap the series of hugely succesful sporting-themed breakfasts with partner Mercedes-Benz, we hear from Indian cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh who has...

Duration:00:30:34

Power of Sport Ep 7

10/6/2017
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In this episode Jean Smyth hears about the big themes at the annual Laureus Summit held recently in Mauritius. Jean also chats to former Protea Jacques Kallis and to Ron Rutland, having just returned from the 2000km Longest Hole golfing campaign in Cambodia.

Duration:00:20:38

Power of Sport Ep 6

8/25/2017
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Duration:00:35:28

Power of Sport Ep6

8/5/2017
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Duration:00:42:56

Power of Sport Ep5

6/30/2017
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Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith joins Jean Smyth in this episode of Power of Sport sharing his thoughts ahead of the upcoming Test series between South Africa and England. Laureus Ambassador and Springbok great Bryana Habana has launched a new Foundation - we hear what motivated him; and we catch up with Ron Rutland, who with Adam Rolston, is walking across Mongolia, playing golf… the 80-something day campaign is fondly referred to as The Longest Hole.

Duration:00:36:49

Power of Sport New Zealand Lions Series 2017 SPECIAL

6/21/2017
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Sean Fitzpatrick, Brian O'Driscoll, John Robbie, Bryan Habana & Ian Jones reminisce of Lions tours past & outline what it'll take for Warren Gatland's many to have any chance of beating the World Champion All Blacks.

Duration:00:38:34

Power of Sports New Zealand Lions Series TEASER

6/20/2017
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Power of Sport previews the New Zealand Lions Series 2017 - catch the special episode out tomorrow!

Duration:00:02:13