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Keep the Flame Alive

Feb 15, 2024

Episode 324. We always love it when a TKFLASTANI comes back on the show! Canadian artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau is back to talk with us about her decision to put medical school on hold for a year and try for one more Olympics. Her road to Paris 2024 goes through Doha and the 2024 World Aquatics World Championships--will her duet be enough to get to her third Olympics?

It's been a big news week for upcoming Games:

  • Paris 2024 announced its medals (which are epic and may also make you want to have a cupcake) and the opening of one of the few arenas built for these Games.
  • Milan-Cortina 2026 announced its mascots--are they winners? And what's the deal with their posse The Flo? [Careful here, we get into some weird Tony Orlando and Dawn references]
  • Brisbane 2032 put the kibosh on a multi-billion dollar construction project--what is happening in Brisbane?!?

We also have news from TKFLASTAN, including word from:

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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. New episodes released every week and daily during the Olympics and Paralympics. Also look for our monthly Games History Moment episodes in your feed. In 2024, we're featuring Chamonix 1924, as it's the 100th anniversary of the very first Winter Olympic Games.


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