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Keep the Flame Alive

Jun 9, 2023

Book Club Claire is back to discuss a memoir we've been excited to read: The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph (affiliate link) by Oksana Masters, a 6x Paralympian who is one of the major faces of Team USA. Will this book live up to our expectations?

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In our Seoul 1988 History Moment, Jill has part 2 of her sailing stories. This time we're looking at the Finn class, and the sportsmanship of Canadian Lawrence Lemieux.

In our TKFLASTAN Update, we have news and results from:

In Paris 2024 news, Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who is rapidly becoming our favorite politician, announced efforts to reduce plastic waste during the Games. We have more details on the torch relay--including how some departments of France have said non to hosting the event due to the costs involved. Plus, we are learning more about fan zones and the Cultural Olympiad.

In LA 2028 news, there's speculation on the potential for moving the canoe slalom events to a different state.

And in International Olympic Committee News, could this finally be it for boxing in the Games?

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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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