Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism

Listen to the episode here. Kriss Akabusi, MBE, is an Olympian, motivational speaker and businessman. He achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles in his outstanding career as a sprint and hurdling athlete. Very interestingly for our Meaningful Sport podcast, Kriss is drawn to existential philosophy and how it canContinue reading “Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism”

Dr Colum Cronin (Pt2) | Care | Sport Coaching | Feminist Sociology | Phenomenology

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/cronin2/ “Coaches have a duty of care that moves beyond protection and involves the development of caring relationships with athletes”. This is the position advanced by Dr Colum Cronin whose recent work has advanced care theory and research in sport coaching. But what do caring relationships look like and is it realistic to expect thatContinue reading “Dr Colum Cronin (Pt2) | Care | Sport Coaching | Feminist Sociology | Phenomenology”

Petter Kukkonen (Pt2) | Ancient Greece | Olympics | Coaching | Athletic Retirement

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/kukkonen2/ This is the second part of our discussion with Petter Kukkonen, a former Nordic combined athlete and Finnish national team head coach. His search for the next big thing in his life following athletic retirement led him to write a 750-page novel about one athlete’s story in Ancient Greece. Almost 15 years of researchContinue reading “Petter Kukkonen (Pt2) | Ancient Greece | Olympics | Coaching | Athletic Retirement”

Petter Kukkonen (Pt1) | Ancient Greece | Olympics | Culture | Athletic Retirement

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/kukkonen/ Petter Kukkonen is a former Nordic combined athlete and current Finnish national team head coach whose search for the next big thing in his life following athletic retirement led him to write a 750-page novel about one athlete’s story in Ancient Greece. Almost 15 years of research and writing recently came into completion whenContinue reading “Petter Kukkonen (Pt1) | Ancient Greece | Olympics | Culture | Athletic Retirement”