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CBC Sports enters the podcasting world with its first venture, As Maple As. Iconic sports broadcaster Ron MacLean talks with Canadian Olympians exploring what it means to be Canadian on the world stage and how they celebrate the "maple" in all of us. Listen to the untold stories of triumph, defeat and true patriot love through intimate, in-depth and raw conversations with Olympic athletes past and present.

Episodes

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Brooke Henderson  

Brooke Henderson is the youngest winner of the LPGA Championship and was given a chance to compete at a new stage when golf was added as to Rio 2016. Brooke speaks with Ron about her career in golf as a “lifelong game that teaches you so much”.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Brooke Henderson  

Brooke Henderson is the youngest winner of the LPGA Championship and was given a chance to compete at a new stage when golf was added as to Rio 2016. Brooke speaks with Ron about her career in golf as a “lifelong game that teaches you so much”.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Brooke Henderson’s Maple Test  

Brooke Henderson passes Ron’s Maple test when she chooses her most Canadian country music star.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lanni Marchant  

Lanni Marchant faced numerous struggles on her road to run both the 1000M and the marathon to make history in Rio. Listen to Lanni’s story of running “a double” and giving her all “to represent Canada even if she had to crawl across the finish line.”

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lanni Marchant’s Maple Test  

Lanni Marchant choose plaid shirt over toque when it comes to the most Canadian garment when Ron puts her to the Maple Test.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Daniel Nestor  

Six-time Olympian doubles tennis player Daniel Nestor talks with Ron about harnessing his ‘eye of the tiger’ -- Daniel’s term for trying to be the best player you can be -- and how his longevity and continued success in tennis was deeply influenced by his childhood being raised by Serbian immigrant parents.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Daniel Nestor’s Maple Test  

Daniel Nestor struggles in this week’s Maple Test, especially when it comes to choosing the most Canadian place and the most Canadian uniform.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Tara Whitten  

“We said every pedal stroke is for the team”: Tara Whitten tells Ron reflecting on her Team Pursuit bronze win in London 2012. She discusses overcoming a concussion before Rio 2016, combining her passions for sport and neuroscience, and how her family has shaped her as an athlete.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Tara Whitten’s Maple Test  

Tara Whitten has some lightening fast responses when Ron MacLean puts her to the Maple Test.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Jennifer Kish  

Rio 2016 medallist and captain of the Canadian women’s Rugby Sevens team Jennifer Kish sits down with Ron to recap the 48 hours after receiving the bronze including hugs, beers, and getting to wear that podium gear.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Jennifer Kish’s Maple Test  

Jennifer Kish tells Ron why there’s no contest when it comes to choosing the most Canadian singer between Shania Twain and Justin Bieber in her Maple Test.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Abby Hoffman  

Abby Hoffman is a born athlete. She shares her experience with Ron of sneaking into a boys’ hockey league as a child in the 1950’s and describes how this experience gave her a distinct impression of the limitations of women’s place in sport. Ron and Abby discuss women’s involvement in high level sports and her own experiences as a four time Olympic Games athlete.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Abby Hoffman’s Maple Test  

Ron puts Abby Hoffman to the Maple Test as she chooses between the most Canadian uniform, mode of transportation, author, painter, and more.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Leah Pells  

Ron MacLean speaks with former world number one runner in the 1500 metres, Leah Pells, about walking into the stadium in Atlanta 1996, dealing with her mother’s alcoholism, and about her favourite place to go for a run. Photo: DARRYL DYCK|CP

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Leah Pells’ Maple Test  

The former world No.1 1500 metres runner talks about hockey and her dislike of two of Canada’s most popular snacks.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lori-Ann Muenzer  

Ron MacLean speaks with Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist, Lori-Ann Muenzer, about the origin of her name, her relationship with her family, and her appreciation of the children in her life.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lori-Ann Muenzer’s Maple Test  

Listen as 2004 Olympic gold medal cyclist Lori-Ann Muenzer agonizes over deciding her favourite Canadian writer and her favourite folk hero.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Marianne Limpert  

Ron MacLean speaks with Atlanta 1996 Olympic silver medallist, Marianne Limpert, about working with the coach of her hero, Alex Baumann, her father’s encouragement to become involved in sports, and her charity work with the SPCA.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Marianne Limpert’s Maple Test  

Listen as 1996 Olympic Games silver medallist, Marianne Limpert, debates whether Michael Phelps or a polar bear can swim faster.

As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Silken Laumann  

Ron MacLean speaks with three-time Olympic Games medallist, Silken Laumann, about the difference between being an Olympian and watching the Olympics as a fan and the importance of having a connection with nature and the outdoors. - Photo: HANS DERYK/CP

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