Just thought I would make a quick post giving a breakdown of the Podium Skip.
Very simple trick, just press start, return to main menu, press Olympic games and continue your campaign.
Every podium skip is saving roughly 7 seconds (so for easy 12 events that is well over a minute). On medium or hard you are talking about saving minutes per run.
After the final leaderboards pops up (you usually cant see it if we are spamming A) and you clear it with A then you can press start to return to the main menu. After clearing the final leaderboard the Olympic rings pop up onto the screen and that is my cue to press start.
Note on the 200M and Keirin - I think the reason we have to wait so long after we finish is the other athletes are still racing. I have tried using the main menu skip shortly after finishing the race but it will not save your gold, you must wait until the final leaderboard pops up.
Weightlifting also you need to be careful on. For some reason the final replay does not clear right away with A so make sure the final leaderboard pops up.