Dirk Smith: “As much as sport kind of kicked me out, it was also the thing that saved me.”

When Dirk Smith is coaching athletes, he approaches it from a place of knowing exactly what it is like to lose all motivation. Smith wears many hats. He is a personal trainer, he works with a football team in Germany, he is an avid swimmer and he is also an academic in sports psychology. Dirk …

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Bob Ballard: “There should be a Tom Daley in every single sport for people to look up to.”

Bob Ballard's voice is one that will be familiar to many. In his work as a commentator he has called the action at multiple Olympic Games (summer and winter), Commonwealth Games and world championships, and described several historic occasions. Possibly best known for his work poolside covering swimming and diving, Ballard has also commentated on …

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