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Keep the Flame Alive

Mar 10, 2023

It's Women's History Month, so it's only appropriate that our first book club selection of 2023 celebrates female athletes. Book Club Claire is back to discuss Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team by Andrew Maraniss.

We're having a free virtual Q&A with Andrew on Monday, March 27 at 9pm US Eastern Time. If you'd like to join us, please email to RSVP.

In our history moment, Jill looks at a women's first at Seoul 1988: Track Cycling. This story also contains an Olympic first--and only--statistic.

We've got news from our TKFLASTAN. Hear what's up with:

In Paris 2024 news, we're talking about ticket lotteries, Notre Dame reconstruction, and the 500 Days Out celebration (if you're in Ireland, here's where you can register for it)

In Milan-Cortina 2026 news, Alison's got an announcement, and we potentially have a winner in the mascot selection!

The International Olympic Committee has announced its esport series - learn more about the games and qualifiers here.

The International Paralympic Committee has released a new strategic plan to take the organization through 2026. We break down some of the exciting goals they have.

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


 Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown


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