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Keep the Flame Alive

Mar 21, 2024

At the LA 2028 Paralympics, the US will compete in blind football (aka blind soccer) for the first time--but a national team is still in development. Molly Quinn, CEO of the US Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) joins us to talk about the process of building an internationally competitive team.

Learn more about blind soccer at the USABA's website and follow them on X, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn! If you get involved with the team, we'd love to hear from you!


  • Medal reallocations from London 2012 (not a typo).
  • Paris 2024 news with details on Individual Neutral Athletes (AIN), Village condoms, the basketball draw, a Cultural Olympiad event, and more! 
  • Stadiumnovela updates from Brisbane 2032
  • News from the latest IOC Executive Board meeting

And we have updates from TKFLASTAN, where we hear from:

  • Nordic combined athlete Annika Malacinski
  • Wheelchair curler Steve Emt
  • Sled hockey player Monica Quimby
  • Commentator Olly Hogben

For a transcript of this episode, please visit


Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


Photo courtesy of the US Association of Blind Athletes.


Keep the Flame Alive: The Olympics and Paralympics Fan Podcast with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown. New episodes released every week and daily during the Olympics and Paralympics. Also look for our monthly Games History Moment episodes in your feed.


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