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Keep the Flame Alive

Aug 25, 2023

We love hearing what the Games used to be like for pioneers of sport, so we're excited to have on Paralympian Lo Nigrosh, who was on the first U.S. women's sitting volleyball team. They competed at Athens 2004 and to many people's surprise, brought home the bronze. Lo tells us what the early days of the team were like and about her time in Athens.

Today Lo is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and birth doula at Quabbin Birth Services, and she's host of the podcast The Milk Making Minutes (look for Alison to be a guest there in the coming weeks). You can follow Lo on Insta, Facebook, and TikTok.

In our Seoul history moment, Jill looks at the sitting and standing volleyball competitions at those Paralympics. Here's an interesting video recap of Iran's experience. If you want to learn more about the history of para standing volleyball and how it faded from competition, check out this site.

In news from TKFLASTAN, we have updates from:

In Paris 2024 news, there have been a number of test events, with swimming in the Seine still being a dubious proposition. We also have an update on organizing the surfing competition in Tahiti (and how much more investment is needed).

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

Photo courtesy of Lo Nigrosh


 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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