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Keep the Flame Alive

Sep 29, 2023

Note: This episode does contain discussion of abuse.

While having great athletic skills is key to being an Olympian, mindset also plays a major part in being able to compete with the best of the best. In this episode, we talk with Olympian Erin Aldrich-Shean about the journey she's taken from elite athlete to becoming a coach and consultant to help others attain an Olympic mindset.

We talked with Erin about her athletic career--part of which involves an abusive relationship with a coach--her time at the Olympics, and how she now helps people achieve their goals.

If you'd like to learn more about Erin, check out her website, and follow her on Insta, Facebook, and TikTok.

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Alison looks at the men's volleyball competition, with some upsets on the podium.

In our weekly visit to TKFLASTAN, we hear from:

In Paris 2024 news, more hospitality packages are up for grabs, and there's a slew of not-so-great headlines to discuss.

Plus, we have some venue legacy news from Athens 2004 that's actually good for a change!

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


 Photo courtesy of Erin Aldrich-Shean.


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