Global Sports Channel

40 Episodes

By: Global Sports Channel

Interviews with elite sports men and women from across the world, sports coaches, team owners, sports scientists, sports nutritionists, representatives of sports governing bodies, and sports psychologists.

Ms Karate | Sierra Deodhari

Sierra started competing in the sport of Karate at the age of three. She is now 12 years old and has already competed in over 100 competitions in her home country of the United States of America as well as traveling the world to compete. This extremely talented and fun human being also has her eyes on things away from the Karate Dojo arenas of the world. In recent times and through a fellow competitors tragedy Sierra commenced a Philanthropic cause to help her struggling colleague as well as inspired the world to get behind this fantastic cause. You can connect...

On Target with Arwen Adams

The sport of mounted archery may not be known to many. 13 year old Arwen Adams is ranked in the top 30 in the world in this sport and this go getter from the USA has her sights set on becoming one of the very best in her chosen sport. Away from the tracks Arwen is making her presence felt in many different ways as this young lady has already embraced the world of philanthropy and is already using her passion for animals to help people in some pretty neat ways.

Transitioning From Professional Sport

In this episode ex Professional Basketball Player Alex Opacic shares with us the daunting journey from being a Professional Athlete where your days are focused on obtaining the goals you have set yourself within your sport to literally starting life all over again. Alex's Basketball journey ended due to injury and it was at that time while in a foreign country, wounded and downhearted that he had to start to rebuild his life. Alex shares his very personal experience, dealing with mental anxiety, learning new skills as well as telling us what he would had done differently if he...

What Do The Locals Think Of The Olympics?

The Tokyo Olympic Games have been somewhat controversial since they were postponed in 2020 due to Covid 19 pandemic. Just a few days from the start of the Games Covid 19 has started to explode across Japan. Many people think that the Games should not take place this year and there is a very unfair playing field for many athletes who are attending. In this episode we catch up with Joe and Yuki Maie from Fujisawa south of Tokyo and we hear their views on the situation in Japan today with Covid and how the local people are feeling about the Olympic...

Tokyo Bound | Nicci Daly

Nicci Daly is an Ireland women's field hockey international. She was a member of the Ireland team that played in the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup final. In 2010 Daly was a member of the Loreto team that won the Irish Senior Cup. Daly has also played senior ladies' Gaelic football for Dublin. Since 2016 Daly has worked in motorsport as a data engineer for Juncos Racing. Daly made her debut for Ireland against Belgium in February 2010. In March 2015 Daly was a member of the Ireland team that won a 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League Round 2 tournament hosted in Dublin, defeating Canada in...

From Olympic Track To Bobsleigh World Cup

Montell  Douglas is a British sportswoman. Originally a sprinter and former British record holder for the 100 metres at 11.05 seconds, in 2017 she took up bobsleigh, and became part of the Great Britain women's two-woman bobsleigh team the following year.

Douglas made her first senior major championship appearance at the 2007 European Athletics Championships Indoor. Although she was knocked out in the semi-finals, she managed to set a new 60m  personal best of 7.28 seconds.

Douglas represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics in the 100 meters. In her first round heat she placed second behind Ivet Lalova in a time of 11.36 to ad...

Around The Track | Donna Fraser

Donna Fraser OBE from Croydon is a former English athlete who mainly competed in the  200m and 400m

An exceptional junior, Fraser won six English Schools 200 m titles (as well as a silver medal for the 4x100 at the 1990 World Junior Championships before turning to the 400 m in 1991 and becoming European Junior Champion at the distance the same year (also gaining a silver medal for the 4 × 100 m. However, she didn't improve until 1996, when she began to concentrate on the 400 m seriously and qualified for British teams in the major outdoor championships between 1996 and 1999. However, it was at th...

Mr Hoops New Zealand | Dillion Boucher

Dillion is extremely passionate about the sport of Basketball, and he is one of New Zealand's well known figures in the game. In this episode we hear some very wise words from Dillion directed especially at coaches, and parents. 

Balance is a vital ingredient to Dillions approach to life and sport and in this episode he airs his concerns about seeing too many parents pushing their kids to hard in sport. He knows why and he has set out on a mission to make a difference through a variety of initiatives that he is involved in today. 


The Hydration Innovator | James Mayo

In this often hilarious interview with James Mayo we uncover everything from the sexual exploits of Olympic athletes to James's journey from Yorkshire in the UK, to living and working around the world across the years. Now based in Arizona, USA James tells us about his links to the Mayo Clinic, and his own sporting journey through to his current adventure into the area of hydration that is good for us all.

World Record Hurdler | Kevin Young | Part 2

Kevin C. Young is a former American athlete. He was the winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the final of this event he set a world record and Olympic record of 46.78 seconds, which remains unbeaten, and the first time 47 seconds was broken. He became the 400 m hurdles world champion the following year, winning at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 47.18 seconds. He had an unusual hurdling technique of switching between 12 and 13 strides between the hurdles, departing from the 13-stride technique popularized by Edwin Moses. Kevin was inducted into the National Track & Field...

World Record Hurdler - Kevin Young Part 1

Kevin C. Young is a former American athlete. He was the winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the final of this event he set a world record and Olympic record of 46.78 seconds, which remains unbeaten, and the first time 47 seconds was broken. He became the 400 m hurdles world champion the following year, winning at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 47.18 seconds. He had an unusual hurdling technique of switching between 12 and 13 strides between the hurdles, departing from the 13-stride technique popularized by Edwin Moses. Kevin was inducted into the National Track & Field...

Courage Champion - Martin Stark

🥊Founder and CEO World Gay Boxing Championships creating the world’s first “straight friendly” LGBTQI+ inclusive boxing championships

🥊Keynote Speaker on Courage and Inclusion

🥊Represented by Terry Burgan and SpeakMark

🥊Pride Inclusion Advocate for Pride Life Global

🥊Disruptive Leader driving social change.

🏳️‍🌈Encouraging and recognising organisations that are committed to supporting the LGBTQI+ community in a meaningful way.

🏳️‍🌈Courage Champion empowering people to be authentic and embrace “courage”

🏳️‍🌈Inclusion Practitioner advising businesses and writing articles on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

🏳️‍🌈Founding Member and Advisor to BBG Inc...

Scoring Goals | Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh is a former Northern Ireland International Footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, Burnley and Luton Town in the English leagues.  

McVeigh started his career at Spurs where he made 3 appearances scoring 1 goal against Coventry. He joined Norwich City in March 2000 on a free transfer. The following season he made 6 starts and 6 substitute appearances. He also scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The following season he scored 10 goals as Norwich reached the final of the Division One play-offs. In the 2002–03 campaign he was the club's...

Golf | Sofya Anokhina

Russian Golfer Sofya Anokhina sits down and chats with Global Sports Channel's Tasha Danvers. Sofya walks us through the journey of coming from Russia to the USA and all about her late decision to find a school in the US. The outwardly passionate and focused woman tells us all about finding a college, and how important the schools colors were. Sofya went to Northern Arizona University and then transferred to Arizona State University. Sofya talks about the importance of team, as well as being a human being and just how key that is to everyone's success. Arizona State (2019): Transferred...

The Motorsports Show - Episode 1

In this episode host Mark Philpott is joined by Nicci Daly and Christopher Foster.   The three get to chat about the current Formula One season with a review of what happened at the Bahrain Grand Prix and what is likely to happen at Imola this coming weekend in Race No 2 of the F1 season.   We discuss the rise and fall of Sebastian Vettel. Is the Red Bull as fast as it looks, and will it maintain an edge over the Mercedes.   Then we get into some of the driver line ups and talk about Sergio Perez, Nicci has a soft spo...

Sprint Kayaking | Jessica Walker

Jess Walker is a women's K1 200m and K4 500m sprint kayaker and was selected for Team GB at London 2012 in both events. In 2008 Jess competed in the Beijing Olympic Games at the age of 18, where she finished 17th in the women's K2 500m in Beijing. Since then, she has won medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Games, European Championships and World Cup series. At the World Championships in 2011 she finished 7th in the K1 200m and helped qualify the K4 500m boat for the London 2012 Olympic Games, just narrowly missing out on a medal.

UP, UP And Away | Paul Burgess

Paul Burgess is an Australian pole vaulter who became only the thirteenth pole vaulter in the world to reach 6 metres. Paul was originally a gymnast, winning a silver medal at the Australian National Gymnastics Championships as a thirteen-year-old. Having grown too tall to continue with gymnastics, testing at the Western Australian Institute of Sport suggested that Burgess was suited to pole vault. By 1996, Burgess had won the gold medal at the 1996 Sydney World Junior Championships, clearing a then-personal best of 5.35 metres. Later that year Burgess set the under 18 Australian record of 5.51 metres. In 1998, Burgess finished second at the 1998 Commonwealth...

The Russian Golfer | Artem Yalovenko

In this interview we hear the journey that Artem Yalovenko has taken on his quest to be a golf star. Unlike those who have already 'made it' we hear of the things around what it is like trying to make it in the world of golf. With a best Amateur ranking of 1951 Artem has a dream. Find out what playing a European Tour event at age 14 taught this young guy about professional golf. Artem tells us about the damage that social media does to many in the world of sports.

Brave Running | Cole Hocker

Cole Hocker never ran at Historic Hayward Field. Never a race or a workout. Never witnessed a meet there.

“It shocks people sometimes,” he says.

No more shocking than what he has done since his arrival at Oregon for the fall of ’19. He is in actuality, if not formally, the fastest American teenager ever at a mile and 3000m. He has achieved things Oregon icons Pre, Rupp, Centro and King Ches never did.

The Duck soph ran himself onto a list of legends with his NCAA Double of 3:53.71 and 7:46.15. The mile was a meet r...

Doctor Doctor | Dr Jo Lukins

Dr Jo Lukins spend her days inside the heads of individuals, teams and organisations – seeking to understand what makes them tick and assisting them to reach their potential. A psychological Indiana Jones, it is a truly fascinating career that she is grateful for every day. Dr Lukins has a PhD in Psychology, over 25 years experience, and a breadth of knowledge in the sport, organizational and educational domains. She delivers programs in resilience and expert performance for the Australian Defence Force. She has worked with elite athletes and outstanding professionals throughout her career, giving her a unique insight into the wo...

Para Man | Danny Crates

Daniel Crates is a British former athlete, who specialised in 800m sprinting. He is a former Paralympic world record holder in this event, and won gold medals in a number of international competitions, including the Paralympic Games, European Championships and World Championships.He also plays competitive rugby and is a qualified diving instructor. Crates was born in Orsett, Essex. He took up athletics after losing his right arm in a car accident while in Australia in 1994. He competed in T46 (arm amputee) events and represented Britain at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney – winning the bronze medal in the 400m sp...

Snowboarding with Sarka Pancochova

Šárka Pančochová is a Czech born snowboarder. She started snowboarding in 2002 at her local mountains in Moravia, Czech Republic.

Šárka got her first sponsor in the 2005/06 season. In 2007/2008 at the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, Pančochová won the 3 Star Quiksilver Snowjam and the Protest and O2 World Rookie fests.

She won the title as FIS Junior World Champion in Valmalenco, Italy in the same season. In 2008/09, she won at the 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Austria and ended the season as World No. 8 on the TTR World Rankings. In 2009/10, Pančochová followed the (Ticket to...

Coach Talk | Ralph Mouchbahani

The next Coach to grace the airways of the Global Sports Channel is Ralph Mouchbahani. From his base camp in Germany he speaks to Tasha about his journey. Ralph is a editor and co-editor on the Level II/III/IV/V and the Coaches Diploma for the IAAF MEMBER SERVICES DEPARTMENT in the Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) Syllabus and Curriculum. Due to his great expertise, experience and reputation, many federations and sport institutes invite him to lecture on specific topics on different occasions. He has consulted a big number of federations in their preparation for major championships...

A Star Is Born | Bendere Oboya

In just over one-year Ethiopian-born Sydney teenager, Bendere Oboya improved from 75 seconds to 52.69 in the 400m to go from an unknown athlete to the 2017 Commonwealth Youth champion and record a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games qualifier in July 2017. In 2003, aged three, Bendere arrived in Australia with her family including four siblings. After four years in little athletics and with a 400m PB of 75 seconds, in 2016 she decided to concentrate on the 400m. Preparing to travel to the US on a school athletics tour, she wanted to run at her best, so her and coach Greg Smith started working together. Within...

Pursuing My Purpose | Marilyn Okoro

Every athlete comes to the end of their sports career. When they do there are many emotions attached to that journey. In this thought provoking episode Global Sports Channel Host Tasha Danvers sits down with Marilyn Okoro, 800m runner from the United Kingdom. Olympic medalist and all round amazing person Marilyn puts it on the line, and shares many insider stories from her journey as a world class track and field athlete star, to retirement and what she will do next.

Triple Olympic Gold Medalist and Mother | Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong is a former professional road bicycle racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Before temporarily retiring to start a family in 2009, she rode for Cervélo Test Team in women's elite professional events on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and UCI Women's World Cup. She announced a return to competitive cycling beginning in the 2011 season, competing for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 at the Redlands Classic.

The Mile | Samuel Tanner

New Zealand is a small country at the so called end of the earth. Yet the country's ability to produce world class athletes has been a phenomenon that has been ongoing for many decades.

Samuel Tanner is the latest of amazing talents that has left the black sandy shores of Aotearoa to take on the world of track stars.

This kiwi born star in the making takes the opportunity to sit down with the Global Sports Channels Tasha Danvers to retrace his steps so far, and to talk about what the future holds. Also we...

Under 10.00 with Michael Frater

Throughout his career Michael Frater was seen as the underdog, the little guy who can run very fast. Usain the legend Bolt's team mate but Michael is way more than just that guy. 

He worked harder than most, coming from a rural upbringing in Jamaica and moving to the USA to train and go to school on a scholarship. It was anything but an easy road to Olympic glory with the "dream team". 

In this episode we hear about much of that journey as Michael sits and chats to Tasha Danvers. 


Staying You Your Lane | Donovan Bailey

Exploding 'human capacity' is one way to define Donovan Bailey, and as I found out today while interviewing this great man for the Global Sports Channel, he clearly understands that the journey to authenticity is the greatest single journey we as human beings can take. As I started my day in Australia, and he melted into his afternoon in Canada the articulate manner of his responses to my questions, some anticipated, others not, we experienced not a interviewer and host experience, we enjoyed dialogue, meaning and depth in conversation. As Donovan himself said 'we, as a human race, need...

Athletes Confessions | Episode 2

The second show in our Panel discussion series and in this episode we bring together English Weightlifter Jo Calvino , Australian Sprinter Jake Doran, and Australian Hurdler Jascha Coetzer. We get to hear the views of the panel about how difficult it is to be a professional sports person. The expectations that are beset on you right from the beginning and how they mount up as you continue your journey. We hear from the panel on what they think about the Tokyo Olympics, should they go ahead, and if yes, why? The transgender issue is a big one in sport...

Inside The Ring | Cameron Hammond

Cameron Hammond was born in Moree , New South Wales, Australia. He is an Aboriginal professional boxer who represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and 2012 Summer Olympics in the middleweight division.

After both the Commonwealth and Olympic games, his goal was to turn professional. Cameron has had several pro fights and 18/1 record and is one of Australia top prospects in the Welterweight division. After losing a unanimous decision to Kris George in 2016 for the Commonwealth welterweight title, Hammond took a year and a half hiatus from boxing only to come back in 2018 with TKO...

The Happy Hurdler

Tonie Campbell is an American former hurdler. He is the 1988 Olympic bronze medallist in the 110m Hurdles, the 1987 World Indoor champion in the 60m hurdles, and won the 1985 World Cup title in the 110m hurdles. A three-time winner of the 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF Grand Prix Final, he also won the 1987 Overall Grand Prix title, with fellow hurdler Greg Foster second and pole vaulter Sergey Bubka third.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Campbell attended the University of Southern California. He was the 1982 NCAA Indoor Champion for 60 yard hurdles. While a sophomore at USC, he qualified for...

Rugby Reflection | James Horwill

James Horwill is an Australian rugby union player, who has played for the Australian national side, with 61 caps to his name. He captained the Wallabies a number of times, including during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He now plays in Cambridge for Cambridge University R.U.F.C

Horwill played more than 129 times for the Queensland Reds, including 116 Super Rugby caps for the Reds. When his departure was announced the Queensland Rugby CEO Jim Carmichael described him as "one of the great modern-day sporting treasures of Queensland.

In August 2011, Robbie Deans named James Horwill as captain f...

Mountain Bike Racing with Christoph Sauser

Christoph Sauser is a cross-country mountain biker who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia. He currently races on the Specialised Cross Country Team.

He was the overall winner of the UCI World Cup in 2004 and 2005, along with taking 2nd in 2002 and 2003, with a 3rd place in 2001. He has won a total of 10 World Cups.

In 2006 Sauser won his first Absa Cape Epic with partner Silvio Bundi. He then partnered up with Burry Stander winning back to back in 2011 and 2012. Sauser partnered up with Jaroslav Kulhavy in 2013, once again claiming 1st in...

Katherine The Great

After less than 2 years specializing in the 400m Katherine Merry found herself in the Olympic Final lined up against Australia's Cathy Freeman in one of the most memorable moments in sporting History.

In this interview she talks about being the fast WHITE girl, wanting to kick Linford Christie in the shins, interviewing Caster Semenya, and fighting against an uncooperative body.

Born in Dunchurch, Warwickshire, Merry had a career that spanned 20 years. A member of the Birchfield Harriers athletics club, at the age of 12 she topped the UK Under 13 rankings in seven different events. She was...

Athletes Confessions | The Panel

The first in our new show called Athletes Confessions. The panel on this show included Olympic Bronze Medal winners in Marilyn Okoro and Tonie Campbell along with dual Australia Olympian Paul Di Bella. In this show we learn how each of the Guests got started in Track and Field. We talk about what they found difficult about breaking out as a professional athlete. We then move on to talking about drugs in sport, and how they felt knowing that they were competing against drug cheats. The Tokyo Olympics is on everyone's minds, and the panel share their views on...

A Footballers Journey with Neville Southall

Neville Southall MBE is a Welsh former international footballer. He has been described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 1985.

He played internationally for Wales, winning 92 caps between 1982 and 1998, though he did not feature in any major international competitions. As an individual, he was named on the PFA Team of the Year four consecutive times, and was listed as one of the world's top ten goalkeepers by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics on four occasions.

He is a member of...

Don't Live Someone Else's Life | Jamie Baulch | Part 2

In this episode Jamie Baulch continues sharing his life journey and lessons learnt from being an Olympic Athlete and now having transitioned into the next chapter of his life. This is Part 2 of a two part series. 

Don't Live Someone Else's Life | Jamie Baulch

Jamie Baulch is a Welsh sprint athlete and television presenter. He won the 400m gold medal at the 1999 World Championships As a member of British 4x400m relay teams, he won a gold medal at the 1997 World Championships and silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games where he won an individual silver and a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay.

After his retirement from athletics in 2005 Baulch set up several different businesses including 'definitive', his sports management company.  He also owns a sports memorobillia company named 'Authentic Sports' and a company, 'Ja...

The Need For Speed

Alex Peroni is an Australian racing driver and 2016 Challenge Monoplace champion. He will compete for Carlin in the 2021 Indy Lights Series.

After recovering from the injuries sustained in his crash at Monza, Peroni returned to compete in FIA Formula 3 with Campos Racing at the delayed start of the 2020 season. At pre-season testing in Bahrain, in April 2020, he scored the fastest overall time.

In the first race of the 2020 season at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, he secured his first FIA F3 podium, with a third place finish.Peroni went on to secure a further...