History Fun Fact of the Day - Episode 153 - Tara Lipinski
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In the first episode of Behind the Smile, Vonnie chats with Olympian & NBC Sports commentator, Tara Lipinski on how three simple words spoken years ago, helped Vonnie heal. Tara inspires again with three words that are small but mighty, just like her!
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski joins me on the podcast this week. Tara is the youngest figure skater to ever win an Olympic gold medal - in 1998, she did it at fifteen years old. We get inside what it was like to grow up in the spotlight as a young superstar, how she actually got into the sport, and when she realized the Olympics were actually a possibility for her.Then hear the story about her infamous 1998 Olympic run...going head-to-head against Michelle Kwan, the mind games she’d play with her competitors, and what her career has been like after she stopped competing. I even ask her to play Marry, F***, Kill with Michelle Kwan, Nancy Kerrigan, and Tonya Harding...get inside the still adorable and inspiring Tara Lipinski.
iTunes: click here.HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. As of late, Tara Lipinski has been making the rounds talking about her incredible Olympic Gold Medal Winning moment on pretty much every national television morning show possible. The reason? She's heading to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games as a host for NBC. This is Tara 2.0. Or, maybe it's 3.0. Could be 4.0. Point is: this woman is never one to shy away from a momentous opportunity to start a new chapter in her life. Wildly aware of when to step away from something which no longer serves, unlike most, Tara sprints into the Unknown, ready to conquer any road she finds herself on.“It’s been 20 years. I almost feel like I’ve lived a second life. I’m glad I sort of accomplished all my goals at such a young age that it forced me to shed my skin and start a new life."Of course we know her as the young faced beauty who scored Gold 20 years ago...in fact, I start this interview speaking about that moment, fresh on my mind, as I watched her win on YouTube - a moment I hadn't seen since the day it happened live. Goosebumps is all I can say for two reasons. 1. The confidence, poise, and strength she carried at such a young age. 2. How had I not brought this up with her before!?We met when Tara was still living in NYC. She, like I, was single and dating. We met for dinner and drinks, talking about everything but skating; relationships, men, women, vulnerability, strength. I had been bewildered then that she was nicknamed Tara the Picky. “I landed the nickname picky. If you know yourself as a woman you kind of know your boundaries and what you want and what kind of life is going to make you happy and by 30 years old, I knew what I wanted in a guy. And I wasn’t gong to settle."This attitude then is still the reason now that I love speaking with this Woman. She is unapologetically herself, she knows what she wants, and she'll make it happen, one way or another, whether that's in her professional or personal life. We speak about her figure skating career, of her working for and winning an Olympic Gold Medal, and touring as a professional skater..“I did miss out on all these milestones that most people get to experience. But I had this obsessive drive to be at the rink every day. It’s all I needed. I had a relationship with skating. I was in a full-time relationship with skating. It was a love-hate relationship but it was something that I wanted to do and wanted to pursue so badly.”But then, more interestingly, we move through the transition of Tara the Girl into Tara the Woman...“I realized, oh my god, I’m so behind in real life. It was hard. I was so completely lost. Finally my Mom called me and she was like, Tara, you cannot go to the rink anymore. That’s over. Figure out your life. You’re smart. You’re outgoing. Go out there and experience it.”Experiencing life for the very first, especially when she made a choice to move to New York."It was so nice to be like screw it! I want to make friends and I want to go out and I’m gong to date a lot and I just don’t care. It was this very freeing, fun couple of years for me.” And then there's her recent marriage to Todd Kapostasy. I'll let you listen to how things evolved with them. Hint: trust the process and lose the butterflies.This truly is two girlfriends having a conversation about life and what it means to be a modern woman in today's society. Thank you Tara for sharing your Story, your Truths, and your Flaws. You're imperfectly perfect just the way you are!SHARE. SHARE. SHARE. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE SHARE THIS CONVERSATION WITH THOSE WHO WOULD APPRECIATE AND BENEFIT FROM IT. "The greatest thing about Todd is that above all things in my life he makes me happy. I realized that none of my success, none of the exciting work projects, none of that means anything without that connection and that love that I found.”“So many people said that to me ‘oh when you don’t think about it that’s when it’s going to happen'. What’s funny is that I always thought about it because I knew it was something that was missing in my life." CONNECTTWITTER: @taralipinskiINSTAGRAM: @taralipinskiFACEBOOK: @taralipinski WATCHNBC Interview / 2018 OlympicsWEBSITEhttp://essentiallytara.com/EPISODE NOTES:HAVE A PREFERENCE FOR THE WAY YOU LISTEN TO YOUR PODCASTS?WE GOT YOU.iTunes: click here.Available on GooglePlay, Stitcher + Soundcloud
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir want to make figure skating great again
Figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Lipinski and Weir, both former professional skaters, got their start as commentators at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, and explain why the official ban on Russian participation this year will not take away from the drama of their sport. Unlike in the 1990s, Lipinski says, there are no household-name figure skaters, meaning it's up to her and Weir to be the stars. Plus: How the commentators use social media and why Weir is not looking forward to the Tonya Harding movie "I, Tonya." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 147 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the lead analysts on NBC’s primetime figure skating coverage for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In this podcast, Lipinski and Weir discuss how they define good sports broadcasting; their anxiety level over covering an event 60 miles from the demilitarized zone and the North Korean border; how and when they first met; why they think they have on-air chemistry; how their producer, Rob Hyland, works to make them better broadcasters; why the last thing they hear before going on air is, “Don’t suck”; why they love working with broadcaster Terry Gannon and their knowledge of his North Carolina State basketball career; potential subject topics for the "Tara and Johnny" podcast; the advantages and disadvantages of being married to a sports TV producer (as Lipinski is); what figure skating can do to restore some of its popularity; why Nathan Chen has a chance at an Olympic medal;, and much more.You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bark And Swagger - Episode 67 Olympic Magic - Part 2 - Tara Lipinski
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Go behind the scenes of the Olympics, the National Dog Show and the lives of Olympic champions, culture/lifestyle commentators and stylish BFF’s, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, as they dish on it all. Here, my interview with Tara. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Olympic Magic - Part 1 - Tara Lipinski on Pet Life Radio
Jonah Keri hits a double axel with Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and broadcaster Tara Lipinski about whether she'd want her kids to follow in her footsteps; skating at 3:30 a.m. every day as a child; eating disorders in the sport; her skating heroes; schooling as a child athlete; thriving on pressure; winning gold at the Olympics; her rivalry with Michelle Kwan; an ice cream party with Wayne Gretzky; the transition from amateur to pro to broadcaster; Johnny Weir; and Tara's Life Tip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the third of four episodes previewing the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships, Olympic champion and NBC commentator Tara Lipinski offers her take on the U.S. ladies who will be competing in Helsinki and opines on the current state of figure skating. Then, Ashley Wagner joins the podcast to reminisce about her first experience at worlds and explain what she needs to do to help the U.S. secure three ladies spots at next year's Olympic Games.