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Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

The Guardian

Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests from the Guardian and the world of comedy give their take on everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Just don't mention the football...

Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests from the Guardian and the world of comedy give their take on everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Just don't mention the football...
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Every week throughout summer 2016, Andy Zaltzman and guests from the Guardian and the world of comedy give their take on everything from the Rio Olympics to the Redneck Games, the Tour de France to the Toe Wrestling World Championships, and Wimbledon to the Wife Carrying Festival. Just don't mention the football...

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Episodes

Ryan Lochte, Paralympics, and the world's biggest scrum - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

8/26/2016
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Andy Zaltzman bids adieu to the sporting summer, reflecting on Ryan Lochte telling porkies; the controversy surrounding the Paralympics; and the world’s biggest scrum

Duration: 00:23:46


Bolt, booing and Team GB's gold glut - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

8/19/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined in downtown Rio (er, Edinburgh) by comedians Dominic Frisby, James Acaster and Nish Kumar to look back on medal-tastic week two for Team GB

Duration: 00:46:36


Cupping, green pools and PEDs – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

8/12/2016
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Andy is joined by comedians Russell Howard and Steve Williams to look back on the highlights from the first week in Rio, including Michael Phelps medal haul and the British team getting off the mark

Duration: 00:30:52


Olympics preview! Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

8/3/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by the Guardian’s Owen Gibson and comedian and athletics wonk Paul Sinha to look ahead to all the sweat and shenanigans in Rio

Duration: 00:38:54


Dog surfing, thumb wrestling and sex at the Olympics – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

7/28/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedians Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin and the Guardian’s Paul MacInnes to discuss a whole manner of minority sports

Duration: 00:35:01


Doping, Zika and boom time for British boxing - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

7/22/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Matt Forde and the Guardian’s Simon Burnton to reflect on the Russian doping scandal. Plus, an exclusive interview with the Zika virus

Duration: 00:36:18


Le Tour, The Open and bridge at the Olympics – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

7/15/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Andy Parsons and the Guardian’s Emma John to ruminate on golf’s oldest championship; the intricacies of the Tour de France; and the merits of bridge as an Olympic event

Duration: 00:28:00


Billiards, competitive eating, and an idiot's guide to the Tour de France – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

7/7/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Mark Steel and the Guardian’s Nick Miller to discuss Joey Chestnut’s heroic feats in the world of competitive eating; Roger Federer’s Indian summer at Wimbledon; and the day the peloton rode through Tunbridge Wells

Duration: 00:35:18


Wimbledon, wife carrying, and a wild day in Stoke – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

7/1/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Nish Kumar and the Guardian’s Paul MacInnes and Jacob Steinberg to discuss the future of the one-handed backhand, the Estonian hold in the Wife Carrying World Championships, and new post-Brexit stops on the sporting calendar

Duration: 00:37:14


MMA, nettle eating, and a new nickname for Anthony Joshua – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport podcast

6/24/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Carl Donnelly and the Guardian’s John Ashdown to look back on the US Open and the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Finals. Plus, the rise of MMA, a preview of Anthony Joshua’s upcoming bout with Dominic Breazeale, and the World Nettle Eating Champioships

Duration: 00:38:24


Royal Ascot, chessboxing and other hybrid sports – Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

6/17/2016
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Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedian Al Murray and the Guardian’s Barry Glendenning to discuss the Euro 2016-less sporting week, including Royal Ascot, the Rugby Union summer internationals and the London chessboxing championships

Duration: 00:33:12


Djokovic's donkey cheese, curling controversy, and 'the Greatest' - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport

6/10/2016
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In the first of our new comedy-and-sport-but-definitely-non-football podcast series, Andy Zaltzman is joined by Mark Steel and Emma John to talk tennis, cricket, boxing and, er, curling

Duration: 00:38:24


Coming soon! - Andy Zaltzman's Summer of Sport podcast

6/5/2016
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It’s the Guardian’s new sport and comedy (and football-free) podcast series. Episode 1 available Friday 10 June

Duration: 00:00:28