Graham Bell is used to navigating slippery slopes. The former Olympic skier who once hit a top speed of 121mph going downhill, and has been to an incredible ten Winter Olympics, now enters the congested world of podcasts, bracing himself for shooting up and down the rankings once again. 2020 has certainly been responsible for a plethora of audio enjoyment and Graham’s foray seems no different.
A familiar presence in all things winter sports, he’s your snow-go-to man. Graham has presented several BBC TV shows with Ed Leigh including High Altitude in 2009 and sporting programme institution Ski Sunday and has even tackled the Arctic Circle Race; a 160 miles cross-country skiing race in Greenland. He’s also preparing to lace up his skates to compete in the latest series of Dancing on Ice.
Now Graham, the man, the adventurer, journalist and former Olympian prepares to meet stars of sport and media via a collaboration with the UK’s biggest sports retail giant Decathlon, for The Power Of 10 podcast. It is a mix of one-to-one interviews and health tips about how to improve in body and in mind. In approximately half hour episodes, Bell and his guest discuss the role fitness plays in their physical and mental well-being – sharing their top advice for positivity. Each episode, they proclaim, ‘provides you with an easy take home message to help improve your focus and personal fitness plan’.
The first episode, seemingly in preparation for his participation in ‘the greatest dancing show….on ice!’ Graham meets Strictly Come Dancing star, Aljaž Škorjanec, discussing what the dancer does to keep physically and mentally fit and the sacrifices he made growing up in Slovenia, to pursue his dance career.
It has been followed up with an interview with well-known personality and British television presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, who, as anchor for Sky Sports News, has covered every major sporting event on the planet.
Episodes are released live every fortnight across all major podcast platforms with each show accompanying the jovial chit-chat with a quickfire ‘decathlon round’, which sees the interviewee answer ten questions about their exercise and eating habits, driving home the positive purpose of the pod, and you couldn’t ask for a better companion that Graham.
It’s ideal for cleansing the mind, body, and ears, and making sure you hit 2021 just right. The Decathlon Podcast is now available to stream or download via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and all other major podcasting channels.