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Keep the Flame Alive

Dec 15, 2023

It's our last episode of the year! Film Buff Fran joins us with a lively discussion of the 2017 documentary "Over the Limit," which follows Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun. Will it be a thumbs-up holiday family film recommendation? Listen to find out!

We also close our year of looking back at the Seoul 1988 Olympics and Paralympics. Our summer Intern Annalee Deabel looked at the legacy of these Games and what they did for the city of Seoul and the country of South Korea.

In TKFLASTAN news, we have updates from:

  • Skeleton racers Shannon Galea and Brendan Doyle
  • Para powerlifter Louise Sugden
  • Speed skater Erin Jackson
  • Pole vaulter Katie Moon
  • Wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki
  • Artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau
  • Nordic combined skier Annika Malacinski
  • Author Andrew Maraniss

The International Testing Agency is starting re-testing of samples from the Rio 2016 Games. We're hoping its not a repeat of the London 2012 situation.

In Paris 2024 news:

  • The International Olympic Committee has released guidance on allowing individual Russian and Belarusian athletes at these Games.
  • Parc de la Villette is going to be hopping with hospitality houses -- we've got info on Archi-Folies' sport pavilions and more details on Club France.
  • Kit news from the Netherlands!
  • What would an episode be without another installment of the surfingnovela?

For a transcript of this episode, please visit

 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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