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Keep the Flame Alive

Oct 8, 2021

We welcome back TKFLASTANI author Harry Blutstein to talk about his latest book Games of Discontent: Protests, Boycotts, and Politics at the 196 Mexico Olympics. We discuss a few of the protests during these Games - the infamous Tommie Smith/John Carlos podium protest, of course, but also protests by Czechoslovakian gymnast Věra Čáslavská. And yes, there's Avery Brundage talk!

Learn more about Harry at his website, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Get a copy of the book (it's a great read) from our storefront. Purchases made through this link will help support the show financially.

Alison shares a story of courage in our Atlanta 1996 history moment, and we also have news from TKFLASTAN, including Team Shuster's appearance on "The Late Late Show."

We also have an update on Beijing 2022 and news about Africa's announcement of its first regional Paralympic Games.

Plus, this wouldn't be a Keep the Flame Alive show about Mexico City if we didn't bring up this classic Raquel Welch video.

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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