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Released every Monday, John and Geoff of That One Sports Show cover a new sport, its history, rules, popularity, and whether or not they would play. From obscure sports like Dwile Flonking and Cheese Rolling to more mainstream sports like Olympic Curling and Footgolf, John and Geoff cover it all. If you've got a sport you'd like them to cover, contact them on thatonesportsshow.com

Latest Episodes

Throwball – Glorified Hot Potato – Sport of the Week

We’re done with the Olympic sports. We made it all the way through Winter so now we just get to sit back and relax. Wrong, it means we get to move on to other sports. This week it’s the popular Asian sport of Throwball. John and Geoff take you through the details. Find Sport of the Week every single Monday, right here, on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 MIN2018 FEB 12
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Throwball – Glorified Hot Potato – Sport of the Week

Olympic Hockey – Sport of the Week

Short and sweet because, well, you probably know more about hockey than we do. Canada wins. A lot.

6 MIN2018 FEB 5
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Olympic Hockey – Sport of the Week

Olympic Bobsleigh – Sport of the Week

It’s Olympic Bobsleigh time! We thought about just doing a full episode around the truths and lies in Cool Runnings, but instead decided to look at the history of the sport and the biggest winners through the years. We do eventually get to the Jamaican bobsled team, but it’s not the focus. Anyway, thanks for joining us for another week and look for us every single Monday!

15 MIN2018 JAN 29
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Olympic Bobsleigh – Sport of the Week

Winter Olympic Figure Skating – Sport of the Week

One of the more graceful sports in the Winter Olympics, it also holds the most unique costumes. New in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be the use of music with vocals in the singles and pairs events. We cover all of that including the storied history of figure skating in this week’s episode. You can find a new Sport of the Week every single Monday right here, on iTunes, or any other podcast listening device.

15 MIN2018 JAN 22
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Winter Olympic Figure Skating – Sport of the Week

Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Combined – Winter Olympics – Sport of the Week

More skis than you can shake a pole at. It’s Cross Country Skiing and the Nordic Combined. Both events coming up in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, so we’re taking an extended look at its history and top winners. Where/When did it start Cross Country began in 1924 with women starting in 1952 Nordic countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_countries Different than Scandanavia How do you win? Cross Country Skiing: Have the fastest time Hill split into 3 equal parts of uphill, downhill and flat Events Mens CC: Men’s 15km Free, 15km + 15km Skiathlon, Sprint Classic, Team Sprint Free, 50km Mass Start Classic, 4 x 10km Relay Nordic: Individual Gundersen NH/10km, Individual Gundersen LH/10km, Team Gundersen LH/4x5km Womens CC: Ladies’ 10km Free, 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon, Sprint Classic, Team Sprint Free, 30km Mass Start Classic, 4 x 5km Relay Nordic: Not in this Olympics but coming in 2022, just started ski jumping in 2014 Men thought their uteruses would fall out Great pie...

15 MIN2018 JAN 15
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Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Combined – Winter Olympics – Sport of the Week

Sport of the Week – Short Track and Speed Skating (Winter Olympics)

What’s the difference between a short track and “long-track” speed skating? Well, you’ll have to listen to the above to find out or read the notes below. It’s another Monday, so we’re going over another sport and with the Winter Olympics starting one month from today, we’re extremely excited (John is at least). Check back in next Monday for more history and event rundown of a Winter Olympic sport. We’re somewhat new to these sports, so if we get something wrong, feel free to let us know via the contact page or by calling 614-398-3243 and leaving a brief voice message. Quick overview of what it is If Nascar was on ice and the cars were people. So essentially a combo of Ice Age and the movie Cars. Where/When did it start Do we really need to get into where ice skates came from? I’ll give you a guess. Yep, Northern Europe Scientists found a pair near Finland at the bottom of a lake and were dated to about 3,000 BC. Made of animal bone and not made as a hobby Bone to iron, iron...

18 MIN2018 JAN 8
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Sport of the Week – Short Track and Speed Skating (Winter Olympics)

Sport of the Week – Olympic Skeleton

Welcome to the New Year. Each week we go over a new sport on Mondays and this year will be no different. Featured this week is the Olympic sport of Skeleton. Shoot down the course as fast as you can, head first on your stomach and don’t crash. Finish as the fastest racer and you win. Easy as that. For the latest sport of the week, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast listening app. Raw Notes Quick overview of what it is Like Luge, but head first on your belly. Where/When did it start Kind of started with Native Americans using the sled as a way to transport cargo First used to race in the mid 1800s in the Swiss Alps The Cresta Run in St. Moritz Switzerland has been open for 150 years and is best known for helping propel Skeleton forward Took a break between 1948 and 2002 Olympics Deemed to be too dangerous The sport was dubbed “skeleton” after the first metal sleds introduced in 1892 were said to resemble a human skeleton. How do you win? Crucial to start the race holding...

12 MIN2018 JAN 2
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Skeleton

Sport of the Week – Stupid Robot Fighting League (Bonus!)

Special Christmas Bonus Edition! John spoke with John Espin, the founder of the Stupid Robot Fighting League and went over the ins and outs of the sport, favorite robots and what it takes to participate. You can find all of the fights at the Stupid Robot Fighting League YouTube channel, but we’ve put some below as well so you get a good idea of the sport. Thanks again to John Espin for joining us in the interview and keep an eye out for more sports of the week every single Monday. Stupid Robot Fighting League is a YouTube Show where two teams of 3 people build a fighting robot from recycled materials in two hours. The twist is that there are no robotics. You only need to be able to operate a drill and twist wire to create an awesome fighting robot. Welcome to Stupid Robot Fighting League! Two Journalists try Stupid Robot Fighting for the first time!

29 MIN2017 DEC 25
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Sport of the Week – Stupid Robot Fighting League (Bonus!)

Sport of the Week – Olympic Ski Jumping

Have you ever wanted to fling yourself off a mountain at 55 miles per hour and then travel 200 meters in the air before landing nicely on the ground? Well, if this sounds like it’s your thing then Olympic Ski Jumping may be the perfect sport for you. John and Geoff are back with another sport going over the history, best known ski jumpers and how each event is run. Listen now and every Monday for a new sport of the week. Raw Notes: Quick overview of what it is You fly down a hill and jump off a giant ramp. No tricks, you just have to become as aerodynamic as possible and then land without dying. Where/When did it start This hasn’t been around for quite as long as others and we’ve already gone over the history of skiing a bit, but the first major jump (that was recorded) was in 1808 and the jumper Olaf Rye (don’t hate me Norway) jumped 9.5 meters First major ski jumping event was held in 1866 Ragnar Omtvedt went 51 meters in 1913, Sepp Bradl went over 100 meters in 1936, 2015 Pet...

13 MIN2017 DEC 25
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Ski Jumping

Sport of the Week – Olympic Luge (Winter)

Have you ever been sledding? Well, luge is a lot like that, except you’re going down the hill at eighty miles per hour in this little track that will slam you around if you’re not careful. Only the best make it to the Winter Olympics, and well, Germany appears to be the best. John and Geoff go over the history and current state of Luge in the Winter Olympics in this edition of Sport of the Week. You can find Sport of the Week every single Monday. Subscribe on iTunes or another podcast listening app to keep up with the latest. Raw Notes Below: Where/When did it start Vikings invented it. Built big old luge sleds back in 800 AD Luge is the French word for Toboggan Introduced into Olympics in 1964, Innsbruck, Austria Biggest difference between luge and skeleton is skeleton goes head first, luge goes feet first 1879: Davos, Switzerland, builds the first luge track. 1883: Switzerland hosts the first international sled race. Reach above 80 mph Manuel Pfister of Austria, reached a top sp...

13 MIN2017 DEC 18
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Luge (Winter)

Latest Episodes

Throwball – Glorified Hot Potato – Sport of the Week

We’re done with the Olympic sports. We made it all the way through Winter so now we just get to sit back and relax. Wrong, it means we get to move on to other sports. This week it’s the popular Asian sport of Throwball. John and Geoff take you through the details. Find Sport of the Week every single Monday, right here, on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 MIN2018 FEB 12
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Throwball – Glorified Hot Potato – Sport of the Week

Olympic Hockey – Sport of the Week

Short and sweet because, well, you probably know more about hockey than we do. Canada wins. A lot.

6 MIN2018 FEB 5
Comments
Olympic Hockey – Sport of the Week

Olympic Bobsleigh – Sport of the Week

It’s Olympic Bobsleigh time! We thought about just doing a full episode around the truths and lies in Cool Runnings, but instead decided to look at the history of the sport and the biggest winners through the years. We do eventually get to the Jamaican bobsled team, but it’s not the focus. Anyway, thanks for joining us for another week and look for us every single Monday!

15 MIN2018 JAN 29
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Olympic Bobsleigh – Sport of the Week

Winter Olympic Figure Skating – Sport of the Week

One of the more graceful sports in the Winter Olympics, it also holds the most unique costumes. New in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be the use of music with vocals in the singles and pairs events. We cover all of that including the storied history of figure skating in this week’s episode. You can find a new Sport of the Week every single Monday right here, on iTunes, or any other podcast listening device.

15 MIN2018 JAN 22
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Winter Olympic Figure Skating – Sport of the Week

Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Combined – Winter Olympics – Sport of the Week

More skis than you can shake a pole at. It’s Cross Country Skiing and the Nordic Combined. Both events coming up in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, so we’re taking an extended look at its history and top winners. Where/When did it start Cross Country began in 1924 with women starting in 1952 Nordic countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_countries Different than Scandanavia How do you win? Cross Country Skiing: Have the fastest time Hill split into 3 equal parts of uphill, downhill and flat Events Mens CC: Men’s 15km Free, 15km + 15km Skiathlon, Sprint Classic, Team Sprint Free, 50km Mass Start Classic, 4 x 10km Relay Nordic: Individual Gundersen NH/10km, Individual Gundersen LH/10km, Team Gundersen LH/4x5km Womens CC: Ladies’ 10km Free, 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon, Sprint Classic, Team Sprint Free, 30km Mass Start Classic, 4 x 5km Relay Nordic: Not in this Olympics but coming in 2022, just started ski jumping in 2014 Men thought their uteruses would fall out Great pie...

15 MIN2018 JAN 15
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Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Combined – Winter Olympics – Sport of the Week

Sport of the Week – Short Track and Speed Skating (Winter Olympics)

What’s the difference between a short track and “long-track” speed skating? Well, you’ll have to listen to the above to find out or read the notes below. It’s another Monday, so we’re going over another sport and with the Winter Olympics starting one month from today, we’re extremely excited (John is at least). Check back in next Monday for more history and event rundown of a Winter Olympic sport. We’re somewhat new to these sports, so if we get something wrong, feel free to let us know via the contact page or by calling 614-398-3243 and leaving a brief voice message. Quick overview of what it is If Nascar was on ice and the cars were people. So essentially a combo of Ice Age and the movie Cars. Where/When did it start Do we really need to get into where ice skates came from? I’ll give you a guess. Yep, Northern Europe Scientists found a pair near Finland at the bottom of a lake and were dated to about 3,000 BC. Made of animal bone and not made as a hobby Bone to iron, iron...

18 MIN2018 JAN 8
Comments
Sport of the Week – Short Track and Speed Skating (Winter Olympics)

Sport of the Week – Olympic Skeleton

Welcome to the New Year. Each week we go over a new sport on Mondays and this year will be no different. Featured this week is the Olympic sport of Skeleton. Shoot down the course as fast as you can, head first on your stomach and don’t crash. Finish as the fastest racer and you win. Easy as that. For the latest sport of the week, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast listening app. Raw Notes Quick overview of what it is Like Luge, but head first on your belly. Where/When did it start Kind of started with Native Americans using the sled as a way to transport cargo First used to race in the mid 1800s in the Swiss Alps The Cresta Run in St. Moritz Switzerland has been open for 150 years and is best known for helping propel Skeleton forward Took a break between 1948 and 2002 Olympics Deemed to be too dangerous The sport was dubbed “skeleton” after the first metal sleds introduced in 1892 were said to resemble a human skeleton. How do you win? Crucial to start the race holding...

12 MIN2018 JAN 2
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Skeleton

Sport of the Week – Stupid Robot Fighting League (Bonus!)

Special Christmas Bonus Edition! John spoke with John Espin, the founder of the Stupid Robot Fighting League and went over the ins and outs of the sport, favorite robots and what it takes to participate. You can find all of the fights at the Stupid Robot Fighting League YouTube channel, but we’ve put some below as well so you get a good idea of the sport. Thanks again to John Espin for joining us in the interview and keep an eye out for more sports of the week every single Monday. Stupid Robot Fighting League is a YouTube Show where two teams of 3 people build a fighting robot from recycled materials in two hours. The twist is that there are no robotics. You only need to be able to operate a drill and twist wire to create an awesome fighting robot. Welcome to Stupid Robot Fighting League! Two Journalists try Stupid Robot Fighting for the first time!

29 MIN2017 DEC 25
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Sport of the Week – Stupid Robot Fighting League (Bonus!)

Sport of the Week – Olympic Ski Jumping

Have you ever wanted to fling yourself off a mountain at 55 miles per hour and then travel 200 meters in the air before landing nicely on the ground? Well, if this sounds like it’s your thing then Olympic Ski Jumping may be the perfect sport for you. John and Geoff are back with another sport going over the history, best known ski jumpers and how each event is run. Listen now and every Monday for a new sport of the week. Raw Notes: Quick overview of what it is You fly down a hill and jump off a giant ramp. No tricks, you just have to become as aerodynamic as possible and then land without dying. Where/When did it start This hasn’t been around for quite as long as others and we’ve already gone over the history of skiing a bit, but the first major jump (that was recorded) was in 1808 and the jumper Olaf Rye (don’t hate me Norway) jumped 9.5 meters First major ski jumping event was held in 1866 Ragnar Omtvedt went 51 meters in 1913, Sepp Bradl went over 100 meters in 1936, 2015 Pet...

13 MIN2017 DEC 25
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Ski Jumping

Sport of the Week – Olympic Luge (Winter)

Have you ever been sledding? Well, luge is a lot like that, except you’re going down the hill at eighty miles per hour in this little track that will slam you around if you’re not careful. Only the best make it to the Winter Olympics, and well, Germany appears to be the best. John and Geoff go over the history and current state of Luge in the Winter Olympics in this edition of Sport of the Week. You can find Sport of the Week every single Monday. Subscribe on iTunes or another podcast listening app to keep up with the latest. Raw Notes Below: Where/When did it start Vikings invented it. Built big old luge sleds back in 800 AD Luge is the French word for Toboggan Introduced into Olympics in 1964, Innsbruck, Austria Biggest difference between luge and skeleton is skeleton goes head first, luge goes feet first 1879: Davos, Switzerland, builds the first luge track. 1883: Switzerland hosts the first international sled race. Reach above 80 mph Manuel Pfister of Austria, reached a top sp...

13 MIN2017 DEC 18
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Sport of the Week – Olympic Luge (Winter)
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