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Keep the Flame Alive

May 18, 2023

On the whole, women's sports have been downplayed throughout history, and even in ancient times, some societies didn't want women to compete. Was it just because of the "falling uterus" theory? We talk with author Alexandra Allred about her book When Women Stood: The Untold History of Females Who Changed Sports and the World and the audacious women who dared to compete.

In our history moment, we look at a women's first. At Seoul 1988, it was the first time that women had their own sailing (or yachting, as it was called back then) event. Jill's got the incredible story of the women's 470 race.

In our TKFLASTAN update, we have news from:

In Paris 2024 news, the second phase of ticket sales is underway--with one million tickets selling in just 48 hours. At least 20 sports sold out within this time (if you thought modern pentathlon would be an easy ticket, think again!). If you're not having luck in the regular sale, a hospitality package might be for you (thank you to TKFLASTANI Ken Hanscom for that tip!).

We've also hit the 1000 days to Milan-Cortina 2026, so we check in with the planning for those Games.

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

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Allred.


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