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Keep the Flame Alive

May 17, 2024

It's a well-know fact that we love surface talk! Why? You'd be surprised at the research and engineering that goes into courts for specific sports. Today we're talking with Alise Kessler, Head of Volleyball for the FIVB, volleyball's international federation, and Lionel Arlin, Sports Federation and Events Manager for Gerlor, the manufacturer of volleyball--and many other sport--floors at Paris 2024.

Follow FIVB on Insta, YouTube, Facebook, and X, and follow Gerflor on Insta and X!

We also talk with 3x Olympian Jordan Larson, who we met at the Team USA Media Summit. Jordan won silver at Lon 2012, bronze at Rio and gold at Tokyo, where she was captain and got the last kill to beat Brazil in the final. She’s going for Olympics #4 at Paris.

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In Paris 2024 news, if you're going to the Games this summer, the ticketing app is up and running, and you can access your tickets there. The ticket resale platform is also up, so if you didn't get an event you really wanted to go to--or haven't even gotten tickets yet--there are opportunities to do so!

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


Keep the Flame Alive: The Olympics and Paralympics Fan Podcast with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown. New episodes released every week and daily during the Olympics and Paralympics. Also look for our monthly Games History Moment episodes in your feed.


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