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Keep the Flame Alive

May 20, 2022

Today we welcome Paralympian-turned-broadcaster Rob Snoek. Rob competed in athletics at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Paralympics before transitioning to a career in sports broadcasting. Today Rob calls all sorts of sports and has worked with the CBC on their Olympics and Paralympics coverage since 2002.

At Beijing 2022, Rob was the CBC's  snowboard play-by-play announcer for the Olympics, commentating from Toronto. Then he traveled to Beijing to work as a sled hockey (or sledge hockey, as Rob says) commentator for the Olympic Broadcasting Service.

Rob talks with us about his experiences at the Paralympics, as well what it takes to call any sport.

Follow Rob on social! He's @robsnoeklive on Twitter and Insta.

In our Albertville 1992 history moment, Alison delves into figure skating, starting with the wild results of the men's competition.

We have lots of great news from Team Keep the Flame Alive in our TKFLASTAN update, including updates from:

  • The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant
  • Micheal Warren, who was on the PhD Unpacked podcast
  • Alex Deibold
  • Connor Fields
  • Lauren Gibbs – Learn more about her AMA here.
  • McKenna Geer
  • Evan Dunfee
  • Felicity Passon

Plus we have news from Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 – including a visit from Alison's French alter ego.

For a transcript of this episode, visit:


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

Photo courtesy of Rob Snoek.


 Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown


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