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Keep the Flame Alive

Mar 31, 2023

During Tokyo 2020 coverage, Olly Hogben became one of our favorite OBS commentators, so we're thrilled to have him on this week. Olly talks with us about how he switched careers from teaching to commentating, how to work with a co-commentator, and what being at an event in person does to enhance the viewer experience. Plus, we have big announcement about Paris 2024!

Olly's a great follow on social media! Check him out on Twitter and Insta, and you can learn more about him at his website.

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Alison starts looking into the gymnastics competition. Remember when there were compulsory exercises?! Well, the United States ran into issues when a little-known rule got applied to Kelly Garrison-Steves' uneven bars routine.

In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we have news from:

Plus, updates from the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board meeting, which includes the Russia/Belarus situation and the boxing situation.

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

Photo courtesy of Olly Hogben.


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