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Keep the Flame Alive

Aug 6, 2020

On the track, a relay team can make or break its race based on the quality of its baton handoffs. 2004 Olympic relay gold medalist and current Bethel University head track coach Andrew Rock walks us through the process of handing off the baton. And, we announce our virtual Closing Ceremonies meetup.

You can follow Andrew's teams on social @bethelxctf and visit their website.

As we mentioned on the show, the US women's 4x100 relay team had a tougher time qualifying for the finals at the Rio 2016 Olympics -- but check out this video, because the cameras really focus in on the handoffs, and you can see exactly what Andrew talks about.

In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we check in on Kelly Claes, MCamp, Chellsie Memmel, Shiva Keshavan and Chloe Kim. Check out Shiva's interview with our next book club author Abhinav Bindra and Chole's interview on Just Women's Sports.

In Tokyo 2020 new, the Paralympic schedule has been confirmed, and we have a short maranovela update.

Plus, the USOPC has released its 2019 annual report, which means we get to see where all of the money goes.

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


photo: courtesy of Andrew Rock