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Keep the Flame Alive

Feb 24, 2023

We love learning about the people behind the scenes who help expand the visibility of the Paralympics. On this episode we're talking with Alexis Schaefer, the former Commercial and Marketing Director of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Alexis talks with us about marketing the Paralympics, attracting...

Dec 3, 2020

The Velvet Voice of John Register returns, and this time we're talking about his Paralympic experiences. John tells us how he was on track to make the Olympic team until a horrific accident closed that door and opened a window into the world of the Paralympics.

John talks about learning how the other half lives when...

Aug 22, 2019

It's one year until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games! As we start to prepare to watch these Games, which run from August 25-September 6, one thing stood out in our memories from watching Rio 2016: What's up with all of those classifications?

Along with doping tests, para athletes have to undergo classification tests so...

Mar 15, 2018

We're back in PyeongChang (figuratively speaking) for a look at what's been going on with the Paralympic Games--and the hijinks of one of our favorite mascots, Bandabi.

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Mar 9, 2018

The Paralympics are almost here! Today's guest is World Para Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee Chair Robert Walsh, who explains how Paralympic XC skiing and biathlon work. Plus, there's a potential Olympic Fever knitting project in the works, Paralympic trivia, and another sad mascot story.