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Keep the Flame Alive

Oct 20, 2023

The Paris 2024 Olympics will be notable for many reasons, but the International Olympic Committee wants to make sure you know that for the first time in Olympic history, the Games will have gender parity.

But what does that really mean? We talk with Dr. Michele K. Donnelly, assistant professor of sport management at Brock University in Ontario, Canada to get to the heart of the matter.

Find out more about Dr. Donnelly's research here.

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Jill looks at the modern pentathlon competition--and how vastly different it was then compared to what we'll see in Paris next year.

In our Team Keep the Flame Alive Update, we travel to TKFLASTAN to hear from:

We also have absolutely (not) shocking news about the sliding venue for Milan-Cortina 2026, the official list of new sports for LA 2028, and news from the International Olympic Committee's Session in Mumbai.

For a transcript of this episode, please visit

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

Photo courtesy of Dr. Michele K. Donnelly.



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