Abid Imam

Josh Court is a Beach Volleyballer and one half of the dynamic duo with Damien Schumann. They are current Australian title holders who are well on their way to representing the green & gold on Copacabana Beach for the big show. They have a few massive competitions on the horizon before then. Josh goes in depth of how Beach Volleyball is played, some of the great places he’s played around the world and also the big fundraising event they have on the horizon.

On Brazilian Bits, we have a beach theme and Fernanda shares some of the Rio locals secret spots.

Selected Links from this Episode

Follow the Court/Schumann team’s Journey via Facebook | @courtyball | @damien_schumann | Twitter

Court/Schumann Road to Rio Black Tie Fundraiser

Other cool Beaches discussed in Brazilian Bits

Prainha Beach

Praia da Macumba

Praia do Grumari

Intro Chune: Baile Funk Beat

Kylie Wheeler is a dual Olympian who competed in one of the most demanding events, Heptathlon. As a four time National Champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), she gives a superb explanation of how this event is structured and her training.

Kylie takes us into what it was like competing at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and winning silver at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

On ‘Brazilian Bits’ Fernanda and Lucas share some vital language tips.

Selected Links from this Episode

Kylie’s Olympic Profile

Intro Chune: Baile Funk Beat

Alanna Kennedy is a top class defender for the Australian women’s football team, the Matildas.

The team recently qualified for their first Olympics in 12 years after winning the Asian Qualifying Tournament in Japan. It was a remarkable campaign which has the country excited for what the Matildas can possibly achieve. The team is currently ranked 5th on the planet.

Alanna has played over 40 times for the green & gold and she’s just 21 years young. Her excellent performances for Australia are earning plaudits not just here. She has just signed a contract to join the Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League. This will provide some optimum preparation for her as she gets ready to play the jogo bonito in Brazil at the Olympics.

Selected Links from this Episode

Follow Alanna’s Journey via her Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Brazilian Football Nicknames: Michael Jackson | John Lennon | Kenedy

Cuisine discussed in ‘Brazilian Bits’

Feijoada

Coxinha

Catupiry cheese

Bolinhos de bacalhau

Moqueca

Pastel

Açaí

Brigadeiro

Pão de Queijo

Intro Chune: Baile Funk Beat

Brad Scott is a world class Paralympic middle distance runner who was born with cerebral palsy. He was discovered as a teenager by talent scouts who identified his tremendous running ability. This led to a full scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport.

By the age of 20, he was at the start line representing Australia at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing with 90,000 people packed into the stadium. His silver medal games debut performance was only to be the beginning of a prolific career at international level. Brad continued with more medals at London 2012. However, one thing continues to fuel the flame, it’s his hunger to claim the elusive 1500m gold in Rio.

Brad provides detailed insight into his current preparations, the challenges and motivations to succeed. It’s a compelling glimpse into the life of a fully committed athlete aiming for the top.

Selected Links from this Episode

Follow Brad Scott’s Journey via his Website | Instagram | Facebook

Brad’s 1500m silver medal race at the London 2012 Paralympics

Old Carnaval Song Cidade Maravilhosa – Aurora Miranda & Andre Filho

Background of the word ‘Carioca’

Intro Baile Funk track