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Life Lessons Through Sport: All episodes available On Demand from Wednesday

All episodes available On Demand from Wednesday, August 12

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This new series examines the mental strains top level athletes go through and how their experiences can instruct anybody and everybody. All episodes available On Demand from August 12

Life Lessons Through Sport is a new series which is the brainchild of golf presenter Sarah Stirk. She speaks to top athletes to see what lessons we, as viewers, can learn from their experiences and bring to our own lives.

Each episode is an inspiring tale in which we learn about six different athletes, all from different backgrounds, and all looking to overcome different aspects of their lives.

Jimmy White of England lines up a shot during his game against Mark King

Jimmy White - Perseverance

Sarah talks to snooker legend Jimmy White about the ups and downs of his career, his six World Championship final defeats and what it is that still drives him to compete for major honours at the age of 58.

11/08/20 - 18:30 Sky Sports Arena
12/08/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Mix

Adam Rippon of the United States skates during the Men's Single Skating section of the Team Event on day three of the Winter Olympics

Adam Rippon - Authenticity

Sarah talks to Olympic bronze medallist figure skater Adam Rippon about what it means to live authentically. Adam became the first openly gay US athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics in 2018.

18/08/20 - 18:30 Sky Sports Arena
19/08/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Mix

Johnny Nelson

Johnny Nelson - Confidence

Former world champion boxer Johnny Nelson is next in the ring. He talks about the art of confidence. After starting out as a shy young kid, how did Nelson come out of his shell to go on to become the longest serving cruiserweight champion of all time and how has he used that self belief outside of the ring?

25/08/20 - 18:00 Sky Sports Arena
26/08/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Mix

Elise Christie prepares before the Women's 500m Short Track Speed Skating final

Elise Christie - Resilience

Former world champion speed skater Elise Christie opens up about the resilience she has shown in the face of online abuse and mental health struggles. Despite some heartbreaking outcomes in Olympic finals, she's maintained her standing as one of the best speed skaters in the world.

01/09/20 - 18:00 Sky Sports Arena
02/09/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Mix

Ian Poulter of Engalnd and the European Team celebrates the famous victory after the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.

Ian Poulter - Attitude

In this episode, Sarah talks to Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter about the importance of having a positive outlook and 'never say die' attitude. Poulter’s mental strength has enabled him to sustain a career as one of the world's best golfers and has been a major factor in his prolific Ryder Cup record for Team Europe.

09/09/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Mix
09/09/20 - 20:00 Sky Sports Golf

Bethany Hamilton exits the water during the women's qualifying round of the World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro on September 8, 2018 in Lemoore, California.

Bethany Hamilton - Adversity

Inspirational pro surfer Bethany Hamilton speaks about the mental fortitude and sheer determination she showed in becoming one of the world’s best surfers. Hamilton suffered a horrific shark attack at the age of just 13, which resulted in her losing her left arm.

15/09/20 - 18:00 Sky Sports Arena
16/09/20 - 19:30 Sky Sports Golf

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