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Keep the Flame Alive

Sep 21, 2023

Cue our History Moment music and our Book Club music because Book Club Claire is on hand for a discussion about Richard Moore's The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final (affiliate link). The title pretty much says it all--this was a doping scandal for the ages, and the book uncovers the history of the competitors in this race and all of the complexities about steroids and doping at the time.

If you've read the book, we'd love to hear your thoughts about it!

Don't forget to follow Claire on Insta and X (fka Twitter)!

In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we have news from:

In our Paris 2024 update, Old El Paso's getting around and Team GB jewelry is a thing. Paris 2024 has released details of Paralympic Day, which will be held on October 8, 2024, as well as details about tickets for the Paralympics, which go on sale October 9. Plus, there's a new sustainability initiative that's very interesting.

We also have news from the World Games. Chengdu 2025 has released most of the disciplines that will be contested at the Games. We've got the details!

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


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