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Keep the Flame Alive

Sep 29, 2022

Content warning: This episodes contains discussions of eating disorders.

During the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, our listeners had a ton of questions about ski jumping (particularly with that suit controversy). We talked with Blake Hughes, former USA Nordic Women's Ski Jumping Team Director and Head Coach of USA Nordic Sport, to sort it all out. From ice tracks to ski suit tailors to thoughts on the movie "Eddie the Eagle," this interview will definitely make you watch ski jumping in a different way.

We also have an Albertville 1992 moment, news from TKFLASTAN and news on Paris 2024.

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


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