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Keep the Flame Alive

Nov 3, 2023

Cricket is one of the sports that made it onto the program for LA 2028. It's one of the world's most popular sports....except in the US. We've decided to give ourselves a five-year learning curve to understand how the sport works, and to kick off that learning, Andrew Nixon, writer at Cricket Europe, joins us to explain the sport and its colorful, colonial history.

Check out Andrew's piece on cricket's Olympic inclusion, and follow him on Twitter / X and Blue Sky:

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Jill has the story of the men's super heavyweight division in Greco-Roman wrestling, which had an Olympic first--and was the start of an Olympic legend.

In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we have news from:

We also have news from Paris 2024, including:

  • More details about those free Opening Ceremonies tickets along the Seine
  • Protests in Tahiti
  • Student housing issues
  • New flights to Paris from Perth

Don't forget to support our Kickstarter that will pay for costs associated with our Paris 2024 coverage.

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


Photo courtesy of Andrew Nixon.


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