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Keep the Flame Alive

Apr 22, 2022

Photographer Mark Edward Harris was one of the friends we made in the Closed Loop at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. We talked with him about his craft--and his several frostbitten fingers.

Learn more about Mark at his website and follow him on Insta.

Plus, Alison's got a funky costume story from the Albertville 1992


Oct 28, 2020

Legendary Olympian Madeline Manning Mims has the distinction of being America's first (and currently still only) female athlete to win the gold medal in the 800m run, which she achieved at the Mexico City 1969 Olympics. She added a silver in the 4x400m relay at Munich 1972, competed at Montreal 1976, and was selected...


Apr 4, 2019

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This week we're talking with another Gamesmaker -- the people behind the scenes who keep things running. At the International Shooting Sports Federation, for decades that woman has been Grace Hahn, the Executive Assistant to the Federation President, who has also been a member of the IOC. Grace...


Oct 11, 2018

MatTalkOnline's Jason Bryant returns to tell us about his adventures as the in-house English announcer for the wrestling competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics. It's a wild journey that goes through Uzbekistan, naturally.

Follow Jason on Twitter and his network on Facebook for all the latest in the world of wrestling.

We...


Mar 22, 2018

This week we're looking at some of the other important people who make the Games happen for us fans. Where would we be without the pictures?

Multifaceted photographer and author Lou Jones talks with us about the wonders and difficulties of photographing the Games -- and shares his training regimen with us.

Lou has shot...