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Keep the Flame Alive

Mar 1, 2024

This is Episode 326. During Tokyo 2020, we loved watching track cycling, but of course, came up with many questions about the sport. American Olympic hopeful Mandy Marquardt joins us to talk about her specialty, sprinting. We talk about the sprint and Keirin races. We also get into how the bike works, her uniform, and how expensive track cycling shoes can be.

Follow Mandy on Facebook, Instagram, and X. Team NovoNordisk is on Insta and X. Check out her website too!

In Paris 2024 news, it's a mere six months until the Paralympics start, which means that Alison will be watching wheelchair rugby before we know it!

We also have a few details about Olympic Opening Ceremonies and another ticket drop.

Tickets for Team Ireland House have gone on sale, and we have details about what that entails. Also look for activities at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris.

Plus, a new square to check off if you're playing "What will the media blow out of proportion?" bingo.

In news from TKFLASTAN, we hear from:

  • Bobsledder Bree Walker
  • Para shooter McKenna Geer
  • Pole vaulter Katie Moon
  • National governing body exec Phil Andrews

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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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