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On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

Location:

Jamaica

Description:

On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

Language:

English


Episodes

Rovman Powell: Lessons on a Journey to success

2/22/2021
In this episode, Cricket West Indies player and Jamaica Scorpion captain Rovman Powell discusses his recent his cricketing journey including some of his personal highs and lows. He also shares how the pandemic has impacted sports in the region including the teams he has played with since 2020. He speaks about the performance of the Jamaica Scorpions in the 2021 Super50 Cup. Rovman also speaks about: Rovman also speaks his relationship with Floyd Reifer. He also shares what he believes is...

Duration:00:35:55

Aliann Pompey: Athletes' Rights and Voice in Sport

2/15/2021
In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with president of the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission and Olympian Aliann Pompey. In this episode, Aliann discusses Athletes Rights and Voice in Sports. She explained why she started Aliann Pompey Invitational and the event's progress over the years. She shares how she adjusted to performing at the professional level and her experience at her first appearance at a Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Aliann also speaks about: The 2002 Commonwealth...

Duration:00:50:28

Producer's Corner: The potential impact of the lack of sporting competition in the Caribbean

2/8/2021
Producer, Rosheika Grant returns for The Producer’s Corner to discuss “How lack of competition is affecting sport in the Caribbean”. In this episode, Dalton and Rosheika discuss How lack of competition is affecting sport in the Caribbean. They share their views on the various issues and challenges in the lack of competition across all sport locally and regionally. The duo also speaks about: Dalton and Rosheika also discussed the opportunities that the pandemic presents for the athletes...

Duration:00:39:23

Ryan O. Brathwaite: Sport for Development in the Caribbean - The Way Forward

2/1/2021
In this episode, Regional Development Manager - Caribbean and Americas, Commonwealth Games Federation, Ryan O. Brathwaite discusses Sport for Development in the Caribbean: The Way Forward. He speaks about the benefits of sport in society in relation to health and wellness, education and development overall. He shares how sport being used as a development tool can reduce Noncommunicable diseases. Ryan also speaks about: Ryan also shared his views on transition of Barbadian athletes from the...

Duration:00:43:35

The 2020 Sport Year in Review

1/11/2021
In this episode, our guest, Sport Commentator, Donald Smith joins host Dalton Myers and producer, Rosheika Grant to discuss “The Year in Review of Sports in 2020”. In this episode, Machel, Dalton and Rosheika discuss their top moments in sports in 2020, the disappointments of the year regionally and internationally and also their expectations and hopes for 2021 in the sporting arena. They discuss the cancellation and postponements of major sporting events in Jamaica as well as regional and...

Duration:01:04:38

Alia Atkinson : "Honest Labour Bears A Lovely Face"

12/22/2020
In this episode, Olympian Alia Atkinson discusses her historical journey in swimming. She speaks about her early interest in sport and her decision to focusing on swimming. She discusses the impact of the pandemic on her mentally and her initial goals for the year. She also shares how her philanthropic efforts which are closely tied to swimming. Alia also speaks about: Alia also discusses the swimmers that she is anticipating from Jamaica to follow in her footsteps. She gives her opinion...

Duration:01:11:24

The Producer's Corner: The state of local and international football

12/15/2020
In this episode, the return of the Producer’s Corner sees Host, Dalton Myers and Producer, Rosheika Grant joined by Football Analyst, Machel Turner to discuss The State of Local and International Football . They share their views on the development of Jamaica’s young footballers as sport administrators deal with the pandemic and the postponement of football locally. They also discuss the route to sustainability for local football clubs and the importance of developing structured youth teams...

Duration:01:01:54

Sasha Sutherland: The Regional Fight Against Doping in Sport

12/7/2020
In this episode, Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), Dr Sasha Sutherland discusses The Fight Against Doping in Sports. She shares her views on the growth of Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization since its establishment 15 years ago in terms of capacity building and its partnerships with Caribbean countries in the implementation of drug control programmes. She also addresses the challenges that the organisation has faced such as travelling...

Duration:01:08:02

Yohan Blake: Working Hard - Building a Legacy

11/16/2020
As we start a new season of The Drive Podcast, we have exciting new segments including “On the Sideline”, “Play of the Day” and “Podcast Pick”. In “On the sideline”, Dalton will be addressing topical issues in the sporting industry. In the “Play of the Day” he speaks with Olympian Yohan Blake. In this episode, our guest, Yohan Blake discusses Blake: The Past, Present and the Future. He speaks about the new club new club, TITANS International, that he is currently training with. He shares...

Duration:00:54:45

Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports Part 1

10/5/2020
Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports Webinar In this episode, The Drive Phase Media’s Webinar under the theme, “Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports” is presented. The webinar was designed to discuss ways stakeholders can contribute to child protection and safeguarding of youth in sports. It aimed to formulate solutions designed to encourage everyone to do their part to keep sport safe. The webinar’s objective is also to assist sport-based...

Duration:01:18:00

Commonwealth Games Federation: Leadership, Culture and Sport - Changing the Game

9/14/2020
In this episode, Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, David Grevemberg discusses Leadership, Culture and Sport - Changing the Game􏰄. He shares his view on the need for diversity/inclusion given the geographical and historical structure of the Commonwealth Games Federation and importance of sports in strengthening the entire Commonwealth. David also speaks about: David also speaks about reparative justice and the importance of protecting and empowering members of the Commonwealth. He added...

Duration:00:42:45

Elaine Thompson Herah: "I really want to retain my double Olympic medals"

8/31/2020
Guest: Elaine Thompson Herah Double Olympic Champion In this episode, Elaine discusses Sprinting Into History. She speaks about her achievement in the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio and her mental readiness as she prepared for the Olympic Games after dealing with an injury. Elaine also speaks about: Elaine shares what motivates her and wanting to be a mentor for younger athletes. She also speaks about how she stays focused as she deals with being a public figure...

Duration:00:42:14

Warren Weir: Be yourself, even if people don't like you

8/17/2020
Guest: Warren Weir Olympic Bronze Medallist In this episode, Warren discusses Weirz World: Athlete and entrepreneur. He speaks about his bronze medal placement in Jamaica’s historic 1-2-3 sweep in the 2012 Summer Games 200m final. He shares about his lessons learnt in his first professional season in 2011 and how it impacted his approach to the 2012 season. Warren also speaks about: Other topics discussed are: Connect with Warren: Twitter Instagram YouTube Check out our website:...

Duration:00:47:10

Podcast Olympic Series: Don Anderson- Managing athletes and officials at Olympic Games

8/10/2020
Guest: Don Anderson Sports Administrator In this episode, Don Anderson discusses the management side of the Olympic Games. He shares his favourite Olympic Games and the type of planning that goes into managing a country’s team going to the Olympic Games. He also spoke about the role of the Chef de Mission and part of Jamaica management team, for five Olympic Games. Don also speaks about: Don speaks about the importance of volunteers in the management of Jamaican teams at the major games....

Duration:01:08:36

Podcast Olympic Series: Toni-Ann Williams' historic journey

8/3/2020
Guest: Toni-Ann Williams Olympian Gymnast In this episode, Toni-Ann discusses her historical journey. The Olympians shares her emotions when she learnt she had qualified to represent Jamaica at the Rio 2016 Summer Games. She also speaks about family’s support in her athletic journey especially her mom’s level of involvement in her achievements. Toni-Ann also discusses: Other topics discussed are: Her continuous preparation for the upcoming international games. Her experience as a coach...

Duration:00:38:41

Podcast Olympic Series: Makyn Olympic moments

7/20/2020
Guest: Ricardo Makyn Chief Photo Editor at The Jamaica Gleaner In this episode, Ricardo Makyn discusses Olympic moments through his lens. He speaks about how he developed his interest in photography after working a summer job at a photo studio and studying and being trained in photography via mail when he started in the late 1990s. Ricardo shares: Other topics discussed are: Connect with Ricardo on: Twitter Facebook Website Check out our website: www.thedrivephase.com You can...

Duration:00:33:13

Lance Whittaker: Changes in the Caribbean Sport Media Landscape

7/6/2020
Guest: Lance Whittaker Sports Broadcaster and Commentator In this episode, Lance discusses his decades of experience in sports broadcasting. He speaks about landing his dream job as a sports journalist and the various changes in sports broadcasting since he started his career in 1984. He also shares his highest and lowest moments covering Caribbean in the several Olympic Games. Lance also discussed: Other topics discussed are: The role of SportsMax in changing the face of sports...

Duration:01:09:39

The Producer's Corner With Rosheika Grant #2

6/22/2020
In this Episode of the Drive Phase Podcast , do another version of our newest feature “Producer’s Corner”. Our show Producer Rosheika Grant joints host Dalton to discuss some local, regional and international sporting issues. Rosheika is an avid sport fan and has worked in media and communications ever since she graduated University. She has also been the producer for this podcast since inception. They discuss, amongst other things: Follow Rosheika on Twitter Check out our website:...

Duration:00:45:56

Carole Beckford - Careers in Sport: A Practical Guide

6/15/2020
In this episode, Marketing & Communications Specialist Carole Beckford discusses her storied experience within the sporting industry. Carole, who served as Publicist for Usain Bolt, discusses her start in Sports Journalism as well as tips for persons wanting to get into the sporting Industry. She also speaks about her time as an educator in Jamaica and Bahamas. Carole also spoke about: Other topics discussed are: Connect with Carole on: Twitter Instagram Facebook Blog Check out our...

Duration:00:44:22

Hubert Lawrence: Track and Field-from historical moments to the New Normal

6/1/2020
In this episode, Hubert discusses historical moments in sports and future of Track and Field. He shares how he got started as a journalist and also as a commentator in the 1980s. He also speaks about his passion for track and field and his views on his role as an analyst and commentator in bringing sports to life for listeners and viewers. Hubert shares his views on the future of Jamaican track and field. He highlights several young Jamaican track field male and female sprinters such as...

Duration:01:04:34