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Carioca Crash Course: Portuguese made easy for Olympic tourists and fans to Rio 2016

Heading to Rio 2016 this summer? It’s time to start learning some Brazilian Portuguese like the Rio locals (cariocas) to show off in and out of the Olympic venues. 610 more words


50+ Writing Tips & Tricks

Podium welcomes Stephen Waddington, Partner and Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum, Visiting Professor in Practice, Newcastle University, and a friend of Skribe. Today, Stephen brings together 50+ writing tips and tricks from his network. 362 more words


Celtic Open BJJ Championships

The Celtic Open BJJ Championships is shaping up to be a great competition with early entries already being received.

Sponsors are on board and will be supporting an experienced team behind the event. 37 more words

The Best of British

For the past six months Podium has been following the fortunes of British BJJ athletes whilst away at International competition.

Now it was time to watch from the trenches again, this time as they faced each other on home soil, in the UK’s number one BJJ tournament: The British Open. 1,580 more words

Girls Gone Rx

“Would you say that you’re competitive? How competitive are you?”

Recently, I was asked this question during a reality show interview. It took me aback at first because it felt like a simple yes or no should suffice, but it’s almost more tied to your worldview than to your athleticism. 1,754 more words


What went wrong with British Swimming

After a disastrous home Olympics in 2012 where the British swimming team only collected 3 medals and the flag bearer Rebecca Adlington seemed to buckle under the pressure, some serious reevaluation of the team, coaches and training were needed. 275 more words