The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance Podcast - Episode #13, 30 August 2021

Leadership that emphasizes collaboration and participation. Leading with passion and as a lifestyle - Rikard Grip, Secretary-General, Swedish Biathlon Federation 

Grip has been Team Head Coach XC Sweden during 2010-2019. Here at a cross-country training session during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on February 20, 2019, in Seefeld in Tirol. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grott, Bildbyrån. 

Welcome to The byrizz Rehab & Performance Podcast, episode number thirteen. In this episode, I speak to Rikard Grip, Secretary-General at the Swedish Biathlon Federation and former Team Head Coach for the Sweden XC skiing National Team.  


Rikard Grip's life has been mostly in the spirit of skiing, and it seems like to continue on that way. As the former Head Coach of the Cross-country National Team, he coached over 300 podium places in the World Cup. Now he leads the Swedish Biathlon Association and is happy to pay tribute to everyone who contributes non-profit to the sports movement. Grip, who worked in the cross country team as the national team captain and national team manager in 2010-2019, has worked with Olympic preparations at the Swedish Olympic Committee for the past year. During his years in the cross country team, the Swedish riders took 35 Olympic and World Championship medals and he was named Leader of the Year at the Sports Gala in 2015. 


  • Rikard Grip; Background, current position, and living now and here
  • Leading with passion and as a lifestyle
  • Drive - what is it and how has this been developed in Rikard's leadership?
  • How medals, merits, and awards are part of a bigger picture, the TEAM behind them. 
  • Feel the best about having a lot to do - Is Rikard a worker ant? 
  • People behind achievements - Humanistic leadership

The episode is in Swedish and will be available on your favorite audible podcast resource from Monday, 30th of August! 

This episode is sponsored by The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance application. The application gives you the continuity to reach your goals at any level, whenever, and wherever. The workouts, programs, and boot camps are made and customized to your needs and consist of trained therapists and strength & conditioning coaches with long experience in health and fitness. byrizz clients range from novice athletes to World Cup medalists and Olympians. 

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Rikard Grip celebrating with Head Physiotherapist Marcus Bystedt after women’s 4 x 5km relay gold medal win during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on February 28, 2019, in Seefeld in Tirol. Photo: Johanna Lundberg, Bildbyrån.