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Keep the Flame Alive

Jun 17, 2024

Team USA Wheelchair Basketball player Brian Bell joins us to talk about the ins and outs of this Paralympic sport. Brian has been part of Team USA for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, both of which were gold-medal-winning performances. Brian and Team USA will be looking for the three-peat at Paris 2024.

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Also, Jill is at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Indianapolis, so she has a full report from Lucas Oil Stadium, where 17,000-20,000 people are packing the stadium to cheer swimmers on in the biggest meet in the country. Read more about it on our blog.

In news from Paris 2024, rain is disrupting water quality in the Seine. Again. The Opening Ceremony finally had a practice of the boat parade. And Korea House will be a go--look for it at Maison de la Chimie.

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board voted to have an official eSports Games. This proposal now goes in front of the IOC Session for a full vote, but we could have another Olympic event on the docket.

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Thank you 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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