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






Power of Sport Ep 9


Duration: 00:35:40

Power of Sport - Laureus SA in 2017

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

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 joined...

Duration: 00:30:34

Power of Sport Ep 7

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


Duration: 00:35:28

Power of Sport Ep6


Duration: 00:42:56

Power of Sport Ep5

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

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

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

Duration: 00:02:13

Power of Sport Ep 4

Welcome to Episode 4! In this edition: the Business of Sport. Jean Smyth finds out exactly the state of it as we travel to the Discovery Sports Industry Awards. Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco touched down in the City of Gold for a whirlwind visit… Jean chats to her and subjects her to Blitz in sunny, suburban Morningside. And, we sat down with Grant Lottering – to hear about his plan to ride nearly 2000kms on a bike – without stopping – literally facing the fears over...

Duration: 00:42:35

Power of Sport Ep 3

In this episode of the Power of Sport, presenter Jean Smyth joins 13,795 other runners on the streets of Johannesburg for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and while there he speaks to local and international football giant Lucas Radebe. Back in Cape Town he travels to Atlantic Beach Golf course to find out more about the awesome Mercedes Trophy and turns the tables on TV presenter Dan Nicholl. We also go behind the scenes at Beyond the River, a new movie on the local circuit that is...

Duration: 00:41:43

Power of Sport Ep2

In this episode we catch up with the riders from the Absa Cape Epic - mountain biking's ultimate test. And not one but two special stories for the Laureus Foundation in particular. We'll also take you behind the scenes of Waves for Change, winners of the Laureus Sport for Good award in Monaco...they use surf therapy as a powerful development tool. Our Blitz victim this week is British athletics hero Daley Thompson - in town for the aborted Cape Town Cycle tour.

Duration: 00:33:12

Power of Sport Ep1

In this episode we travel to Monaco for the 18th edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards. Expect to hear from the world's fastest man on 4 wheels - Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg and the fastest on two legs - Usain Bolt. Laureus Academy Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick pays tribute to Springbok great Joost van der Westhuizen AND golfing legend Gary Player reflects on Nelson Mandela's inspired speech that is the core of what Laureus seeks out to achieve. Finally, Ryk Neethling is our...

Duration: 00:26:13