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Keep the Flame Alive

Jan 27, 2022

Book Club Claire is back for our first book club session of 2022! Because of the cries from various Western countries (United States, we’re looking at you) to boycott the Beijing 2022 and the ensuing diplomatic boycott by several of them, we wanted to look at the last US-led boycott of an Olympics, that of the 1980...

Nov 12, 2021

Book Club Claire joins Jill and Alison to discuss 1996 Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu's book "Off Balance: A Memoir." Plus news from the Olympic world and an Atlanta 1996 Olympic history moment with Celine Dion.

Sep 24, 2021

Book Club Claire is back to discuss our latest selection: Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan. As you may remember from Episode 193, Ben coached the Fijian men's rugby sevens team to (spoiler alert) win Fiji's first-ever Olympic gold medal. His book is the story of all of the work that went into achieving that victory. Haven't...

Apr 29, 2021

Book Club Claire is BACK for our discussion of Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz with David Thomas. Bonus! The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant also join us to give some context to the story and what was going on in the wrestling...

Jan 28, 2021

Book Club Claire is back to discuss the book World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team by Peggy Shinn.

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