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Keep the Flame Alive

Jun 29, 2023

So much has been happening in the world of the Olympics that this week we're catching up on all of the news. We start with the continued saga of boxing and the International Boxing Association (IBA) vs. the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

We then take a look at the IOC's eSports Week, which was held in Singapore on June 22-25. Will eSports be a bigger part of the IOC's plan to reach youth? 

We also have an update in the Kamila Valieva situation, including a ballsy exhibit at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum marking 500 days since the conclusion of the Team Figure Skating event from Beijing 2022.

In our Seoul History moment, Alison has a surprisingly happy story resulting from Madagascar's boycott of these Games. Here's a link to a scene from Reply 1988:

 In our TKFLASTAN update, we have news from:

We have loads of news from Paris 2024, including:

  • Details about the Torch Relay, which you can see here
  • The decision to not sell alcohol at venues
  • Flying taxi plans
  • The Athletes' Village apartment sale/rental application. You can find out more details about apartment layouts and prices here.
  • The French lottery's Olympic scratch-offs
  • Paris Musées' plan for special exhibits during the Games
  • Simone Biles' comeback

Plus and update on the Winter 2030 bidding process, and the IOC's Fair Play Awards, which have a TKFLASTAN connection.

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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

Intern: Annalee Deabel


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