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Keep the Flame Alive is the podcast for fans of the Olympics. Each week co-hosts Jill Jaracz and Alison Brown interview athletes, Gamesmakers, historians and more to the greatest sporting festival in the world. Give us a call: 208-FLAME-IT.

Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown


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    Episode 237: Paralympian and Broadcaster Rob Snoek

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 64:34

    Today we welcome Paralympian-turned-broadcaster Rob Snoek. Rob competed in athletics at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Paralympics before transitioning to a career in sports broadcasting. Today Rob calls all sorts of sports and has worked with the CBC on their Olympics and Paralympics coverage since 2002. At Beijing 2022, Rob was the CBC's  snowboard play-by-play announcer for the Olympics, commentating from Toronto. Then he traveled to Beijing to work as a sled hockey (or sledge hockey, as Rob says) commentator for the Olympic Broadcasting Service. Rob talks with us about his experiences at the Paralympics, as well what it takes to call any sport. Follow Rob on social! He's @robsnoeklive on Twitter and Insta. In our Albertville 1992 history moment, Alison delves into figure skating, starting with the wild results of the men's competition. We have lots of great news from Team Keep the Flame Alive in our TKFLASTAN update, including updates from: The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant Micheal Warren, who was on the PhD Unpacked podcast Alex Deibold Connor Fields Lauren Gibbs – Learn more about her AMA here. McKenna Geer Evan Dunfee Felicity Passon Plus we have news from Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 – including a visit from Alison's French alter ego. For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://flamealivepod.com/2022/05/20/episode237/   Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! Photo courtesy of Rob Snoek. ***  Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 236: Josh Williamson, Olympian

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 84:37

    Josh Williamson, our very first TKFLASTANI, makes a return visit on the show. He's no longer an Olympic hopeful; he's now an actual Olympian, and we couldn't be more proud of him. Josh tells us about his experiences at Beijing 2022, which involve COVID positives, an unusual competition, lots of issues with security during the Closing Ceremonies, and a robot who said he was beautiful. In our look back at Albertville 1992, Jill has one of the many amazing stories from the speed skating oval. This one features German Jacqueline Börner, gold medalist in the 1500m, and her amazing journey to qualify for these Games. In Team Keep the Flame Alive news, our TKFLASTANIs have been quiet, but beach volleyball player Kelly Cheng is competing, and sports agent Jesse Lichtenberg appeared on MarketPryce's YouTube show during their Women's History Month Series. We also have news from Paris 2024. Who's still close to getting KO'd? Yep, boxing is still a concern for the IOC. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1S3 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 235: John Coates, Modern Pentathlon and Age Limits - Oh, My!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 50:57

    John Coates has stepped down as president of the Australian Olympic Committee. UIPM, the modern pentathlon federation, has selected a sport to test to replace the horse showjumping discipline. The International Skating Union is set to vote on raising the minimum age limits for senior-level athletes. So much going on in the world of the Olympics this week! In our history moment, Alison explains the Unified Team from Albertville 1992. We also have news from TKFLASTANIs Teri Hedgpeth, Stephanie Roble, Maggie Shea, Joe Maloy, Tom Scott and Chloe Kim. Plus, Team USA went to the White House! And we have updates from Barcelona 1992, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 and the 2030 Winter Games. Plus, TBach recently got a special honor. Find out what was named for him! For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1RM 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 234: Author David Davis on Waterman Duke Kanahamoku

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 62:35

    Author David Davis returns to the show to talk about his book Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku, about the legendary 3x Olympic medalist and surfing pioneer. David's book has been turned into a documentary that will air on PBS' American Masters in May.   Duke Kahanamoku won back-to-back gold medals in the 100m freestyle at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics. He also won silver at the 1924 Summer Olympics, just losing out to Johnny Weissmuller, in an Olympic career that spanned a whopping 12 years.   If it weren't for Duke, surfing might not have become the sport it is today. Duke spread his love of surfing around the world, essentially starting surfing cultures in California and Australia.  Follow David on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ddavisla Check out his website: http://www.ddavisla.com/.   You can get his books (and support the show) by shopping through our Bookshop.org storefront.   Also on today's show, we have: An Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic first News from TKFLASTAN Updates from Paris 2024 and Milan-Cortina 2026 For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1QV   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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022   Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 233: Mark Edward Harris on Olympics and Paralympics Photography

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 54:11

    Photographer Mark Edward Harris was one of the friends we made in the Closed Loop at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. We talked with him about his craft--and his several frostbitten fingers. Learn more about Mark at his website and follow him on Insta. Plus, Alison's got a funky costume story from the Albertville 1992 Opening Ceremonies. We raved over the outfits worn by the country escorts during the Opening Ceremonies of Beijing. Alison's got the details on those from 30 years ago. We also have news from TKFLASTAN and our Team Keep the Flame Alive: Clare Egan - Listen to her with TKFLASTANI Tom Kelly on "Heartbeat." Erin Jackson John Nabor Plus, the Ice Cube is open to the public for tours, and the International Paralympic Committee had its Athletes' Council runoff election!   For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1PV   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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 232: Lightning Round with Steve Emt, Jayson Terdiman and Clare Egan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 24:10

    It's time for another Lightning Round! This week we showcase our "quickfire" questions with three athletes who were in the mix for going to Beijing 2022: Wheelchair curler Steve Emt, doubles luger Jayson Terdiman and biathlete Clare Egan. Learn about their earliest memories of the Games and their favorite souvenirs. Visit Steve's website: http://www.steveemt.com Follow Steve on social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.emt  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/stephen.emt  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-emt Follow Jayson on social: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaysonterdimanofficial Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jaysonterdiman Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jterdimanusa Follow Clare on social: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/clareeganbiathlete Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BiathleteEgan For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1OF 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 231: Tom Kelly on Albertville 1992, Plus, Paris 2024 Schedule Released

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 75:53

    Now that we're back from Beijing 2022, we're able to restart our history segment. This year we're focusing on the Albertville 1992 Winter Games, and what better way to reboot this bit than by chatting with ski historian Tom Kelly. Tom shares some of the big skiing stories of these Games, including the demonstration sport that turned deadly.   Plus, the Paris 2024 Olympic schedule has been released. We take a look at the amazing weekend of sports it's slated to have.   Have you wondered how much it cost us to report from Beijing 2022? Jill's always asking guests what things cost, so it's only fair that we break down the numbers for you. We've got our expense reports finished – what's the grand total?   In news from TKFLASTAN, we've got updates from these members of Team Keep the Flame Alive: DeAnna Price – Athletics, Hammer Throw Stephane Roble and Maggie Shea – Sailing, 49er FX Phil Andrews – National Governing Body, USA Weightlifting There's a doping alert from Rio 2016 – we'll give you one guess on which sport experienced another medal stripping. Plus, updates from: Rio 2016 Tokyo 2020 Beijing 2022 Paris 2024 Milan-Cortina 2026 Follow Tom Kelly on Facebook and Instagram! For a transcript of this episode, and to see Tom's video picks from Albertville 1992, please visit: https://flamealivepod.com/2022/04/07/episode231 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 230: Now that We're Home from Beijing....Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 76:18

    It's Part 2 of our contributor roundtable with Book Club Claire and Superfan Sarah, with more hot takes on the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics. Plus, Jill has a story she's been waiting seven weeks to tell. Heading to TKFLASTAN to check in on Team Keep the Flame Alive, we have news from: Erin Jackson Clare Egan Felicity Passon Kelly Claes Alex Diebold In our Games updates, there's news from: Paris 2024 - that venue plan isn't looking so good now Milan-Cortina 2026 - do we have a leader? For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1NT Special thanks to this week's sponsor, WinterVictor Studios. 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348    

    Episode 229: Beijing 2022 - Now that We're Home....Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 75:27

    We are back from Beijing, so it's time to talk about all of the things we couldn't get to while we were in China! Coming along for the fun are contributors Book Club Claire and Superfan Sarah. We talk with them about the US experience vs. the China experience, as well as:   More bus issues A scare at the airport The Russia situation The "Green" Games So much security Entering and leaving the warm embrace of the Closed Loop   Plus, our regular features are back! We head to TKFLASTAN for news from Team Keep the Flame Alive members:   Erin Jackson Lauren Gibbs Clare Egan Kelly Claes Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea Bradley Wilson Tony Azevedo Laura Wilkinson Ginny Fuchs Steve Emt Kim Rhode   Unfortunately, we also have doping news (from London 2012, no less), and an update on the Kamila Valieva investigation.   Paris 2024 has announced its ticketing program, and members of Le Club will get first crack.   And Milan-Cortina has provided details about its mascot competition. For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1N8   Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Episode 228: Film Buff Fran on "Eddie the Eagle"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 36:25

    Jill and Alison are on their way home from the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, and a long flight is a perfect time to catch up on movies, so we thought it would be good to have another session of Movie Club with Film Buff Fran. This time, we're talking about the 2015 film "Eddie the Eagle," a biopic on the surprise star of the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards. How well does it tell Edwards' story? Listen to find out!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 47:31

    Although it seems like they just started, the snowflame has been extinguished, and the Beijing 2022 Paralympics are over. We cover the final day of competition as well as the Closing Ceremonies – how does this show stack up to the rest? Sports on today's schedule: Para Alpine Skiing – Men's slalom Para Cross-Country Skiing – Relays Para Ice Hockey – Gold medal game   For a transcript of today's episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1GG RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening – we'll have a new regular episode out this week! Until then, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 39:21

    We're at the penultimate day of the Paralympics, which means we're at the medal rounds of the team competitions. We're also saying good-bye to our volunteer friends at the venues—and in Alison's case, that means taking pictures and signing autographs. Sports on today's schedule: Para Alpine Skiing – Women's slalom Para Cross-Country Skiing – 10K/7.5K free Para Ice Hockey – Bronze medal game Wheelchair Curling – Gold medal game For a transcript of today's episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1GE RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 39:59

    It's Day 8 of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics – competition may be winding down, but our adventures in Beijing are certainly not! Jill's in Beijing for para ice hockey and wheelchair curling, while Alison's out in Zhangjiakou for an adventure at para snowboard. Sports on today's schedule: Para Alpine Skiing – Giant slalom Para Biathlon – Men's and women's individual Para Ice Hockey – Semifinals and 5th/6th place Para Snowboard – Women's and men's banked slalom Wheelchair Curling – Semifinals and bronze medal game   For a transcript of today's episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1GC   RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 37:48

    It's Day 7 of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics, and well, Jill and Alison lose it over a transportation story. What could have possibly gone wrong this time? Sports on today's schedule: Para Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom Wheelchair Curling – End of the round robin tournament For a transcript of today's episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1GA   RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 35:04

    It's Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics! Jill and Alison are both in Beijing today for Wheelchair Curling and Para Ice Hockey Playoffs (with Alison's new Czech friend, who, we find out, does have a name!). Plus, Jill had a fun Shoey Rhon Rhon moment in the mountains that she forgot to mention, and we learn how involved it is to make curling ice. Sports on today's schedule: Para Cross-Country Skiing – Women's and men's sprints Para Ice Hockey – Qualifying finals Wheelchair Curling – Round robin action For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gy   RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 42:09

    It's Day 5 of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics - Jill's back in the mountains for para biathlon. Alison interviews Shuey Rhon Rhon and has a field day at para ice hockey with her new Czech friend! Sports on today's schedule: Para Biathlon – Women's and men's 10K Para Ice Hockey – Group play Wheelchair Curling – Round robin action For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gw   RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 46:32

    Jill has one of her best days up at Zhangjiakou, thanks to para snowboard cross in-house announcer Oscar, and it's Alison vs. the Mountain in Yangqin. Who will win? Today's sport schedule includes: Para Alpine Skiing – Super Combined Para Cross-Country Skiing – Men's 20K Classic and women's 15K Classic Para Snowboard – Cross finals Wheelchair Curling – Round Robin Action For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gu RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 31:49

    Today was Alison's first trip to Zhangjiakou, and she made an important self-discovery: It's not the transportation to the venue that's the issue. Getting around the venue is where she really gets lost. We got to see Paralympic legend Oksana Masters in action today at Para Cross Country Skiing. Today's schedule includes: Para Alpine Skiing – Super-G Para Cross-Country Skiing – Long Distance – Sitting Para Ice Hockey – Group play Para Snowboard Cross – Qualifications Wheelchair Curling – Round Robin action For a transcript of this episode, please see: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gs   Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate.   Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 55:09

    It's the first full day of Paralympic competition at Beijing 2022. Jill and Alison scope out the Beijing venues and games, and Alison almost can't find her way out of the Ice Cube. Sports on today's schedule: Para Alpine Skiing – Downhill. Paralympian v. the Mountain. Who wins today? Para Biathlon – A big day for Team Ukraine Para Ice Hockey – Some shocking score differentials Wheelchair Curling – Our TKFLASTANI Steve Emt gets started For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gq   RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Paralympics - Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 53:50

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics are officially open! We break down the Opening Ceremony, including our takes on the performances, the country uniforms and Andrew Parsons' impassioned speech. Get ready for Paralympic fun! For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Go   Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Episode 227: Beijing 2022 Paralympics Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 42:13

    Alison has made it to Beijing just in time for big breaking news from the International Paralympic Committee about the participation of Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and Belarus in the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. Plus, Jill covers the torch relay and Alison shares how Beijing is different than other big cities. Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 226: Listeners on the Beijing 2022 Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 46:17

    We have a little bit of time before the Paralympics kicks in, so we wanted to hear from you, our listeners, on what you thought of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Along with our great listener calls -- how do  you wean a toddler off of wanting to sing the national anthem ad nauseum? -- we've got another doping positive from Beijing. And we've got news from Paris 2024 and Milan-Cortina 2026. For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://flamealivepod.com/2022/02/23/episode226 Thank you 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 17

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 51:46

    The snowflame has been extinguished! The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are over! We've got the results of the final day of competition, including a hot take on whether men should really be competing in long distance cross-country skiing events. Plus our take on the Closing Ceremonies and saying a tearful good-bye to Bing Dwen Dwen. Today's sports schedule includes: Alpine Skiing - Mixed team parallel Bobsled - The end of the 4-man competition Cross-Country Skiing - Women's 30K mass start free Curling - Women's gold medal match Figure Skating - Gala Ice Hockey - Men's gold medal game For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gm This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 16

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 49:39

    It's the last full day of competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics! The mountain is back up to its tricks, we're understanding the speed skating mass start race, and there's drama on the ice. Today's sports schedule includes: Bobsleigh (Bobsled) - beginning of the 4-man; conclusion of the 4-woman Cross-Country Skiing - distance races Curling - Men's gold medal/women's bronze medal Figure Skating - Pairs free skate Freestyle Skiing - Men's freeski halfpipe Ice Hockey - Men's bronze medal game Speed Skating - Women's and men's mass start For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gj This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 49:32

    It's Day 15 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and as the Games winds down, news about the Kamila Valieva situation keeps brewing, thanks to TBach's appearance at the IOC daily press briefing. That didn't tamp down the action on the field of play though, as more medals are on the line for TKFLASTAN today. Sports on today's competition schedule: Biathlon - Women's and men's mass start Bobsleigh - Two-Woman heats Curling - Men's bronze medal match; women's semifinals Figure Skating - Pairs short program Freestyle Skiing - Women's ski halfpipe; men's ski cross Ice Hockey - Men's semifinals Speed Skating - Long Track - Men's 1000m For a transcript of this episode visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gh RED ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN: This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 14

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 54:45

    It's Day 14 at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and boy, was it a doozy! Drama in the hockey arena! Drama on the ice! Drama in the Main Media Center during the Magical Hour of Vacuuming! It's been a wild day at Beijing 2022, and we've got all the details. Sports on today's competition schedule: Alpine Skiing – Women's Combined Curling – End of the Round Robin tournaments; men's semifinals Figure Skating – Women's free program Freestyle Skiing – Women's and men's ski halfpipe; women's ski cross Ice Hockey – Women's gold medal match Nordic Combined – Team Large Hill/4x5K XCS Speed Skating – Long Track – Women's 1000m For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gf This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 45:41

    It's Day 13 of the Beijing Winter Olympics! Our TKFLASTANI Clare Egan had her last Olympic race today. How did the US women fare in the biathlon relay? Also, it's man vs. mountain again on the slopes in Yanqing. Who wins today? Sports on today's competition schedule: Alpine Skiing – Men's slalom Biathlon – Women's relay Cross-Country Skiing – Women's and men's team sprint classic Curling – Men's and women's round robin Freestyle Skiing – Men's aerials Ice Hockey – Women's bronze medal game and men's quarterfinals Short Track Speed Skating – Women's 1500m and men's 5000m relay For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Gd This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 40:29

    It's Day 12 of the Beijing Winter Olympics! The drama continues on the skating rink, as reprieved ROC skater Kamila Valieva takes to the ice in the Women's short program. She also skates past all of the doping questions sent her way. Jill reports from the last competition at Big Air, the men's snowboard. Did the competitors get big air? Nine meters seems pretty big. On today's competition schedule: Alpine Skiing – Women's downhill Biathlon – Men's relay Bobsleigh – 2-man final heats Curling – Men's and women's round robin Figure Skating – Women's short program Freestyle Skiing – Women's freeski slopestyle, men's freeski slopestyle, men's aerials Ice Hockey – Men's qualification play-offs Nordic Combined – Individual Gundersen large hill/10K Snowboard – Women's and men's Big Air Speed Skating – Women's and men's pursuit For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1Ga This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 41:22

    It's Day 11 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics! It's Valentine's Day, and although love is in the air, not everyone loves the decision on the Kamila Valieva doping situation, which was announced today. There's still no team medal though, so this story isn't over. We did have more drama on the ice with the Ice Dancing Free Dance competition. Plus, what are the medal ceremonies like in person? Jill went to some and reports back! Today's sports schedule includes: Bobsleigh – Women's Monobob, heats 3-4; Men's Two-Man, heats 1-2 Curling – Men's and Women's Round Robin Figure Skating – Ice Dance Free Dance Freestyle Skiing – Women's Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications, Women's Aerials Ice Hockey – Women's Semifinals Ski Jumping – Men's Team For a transcript of this episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1G8 This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 53:04

    It's Day 10 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and TKFLASTAN has made the podium again! TKFLASTANI Erin Jackson competed in the Women's 500m long track speed skating event and won some hardware. What color is it, and (maybe more importantly) did she make Jill cry? It's a winter wonderland at Beijing 2022, as all three competition sites got snow – which for some competitions, made for a very challenging day indeed. Did the mountain win again? Did the cold and the wind get to the competitors? Today's sports schedule includes: Alpine Skiing – Men's Giant Slalom Biathlon – Men's and Women's Pursuit Bobsleigh – Women's Monobob Cross-Country Skiing – Men's 4x10K Relay Curling – Men's and Women's Round Robin Freestyle Skiing – Women's Aerials Ice Hockey – Men's Preliminaries Speed Skating – Men's Team Pursuit and Women's 500m Speed Skating – Short Track – Men's 500m, Women's 3000m Relay At the end of the show, we feature tape from the mixed zone interviews with Erin Jackson's coach Ryan Shimbakuro and with Erin herself. This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1G6 Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 44:39

    It's Day 9 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - and Alison's excited because it's the start of the ice dancing competition. Jill went to it - was it as good as she hoped? Today's sports schedule includes: Biathlon – Men's 10K Sprint Cross-Country Skiing – Women's 4x5K Relay Curling – Men's and Women's Tournament Figure Skating – Ice Dancing Rhythm Dance Ice Hockey – Men's Prelims and Women's Quarterfinals Skeleton – Women's Ski Jumping – Men's Large Hill Snowboard Cross – Mixed Team Speed Skating – Women's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals, Men's 500m For a transcript of today's episode, visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1G4 This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 53:32

    It's Day 8 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and speed is key for today! Today's sports schedule includes: Alpine Skiing Biathlon – Women's Sprint with TKFLASTANI Clare Egan Cross-Country Skiing – Men's 15K Classic Curling – Women's and Men's tournaments with TKFLASTANI John Shuster Ice Hockey – Men's prelims and Women's quarterfinals Skeleton – Men's finals Ski Jumping – Men's Large Hill Snowboard – Men's Halfpipe Speed Skating – Long Track – Men's 10000m Speed Skating – Short Track – various races Plus, updates on the situation in figure skating, thoughts on country swapping, and Jill locks herself out of her hotel room. For a transcript of this episode, see here: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1G2 Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 43:14

    It's Day 7 from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and skiers are starting to conquer the mountain, rather than the other way around! Plus, Nathan Chen delivered a performance that got Jill and Alison in the feels, and Jill's come up with a new way to rate figure skating. Today's schedule included: Alping Skiing - Men's Combined Cross-Country Skiing - Women's 10K Classic Curling - Men's and Women's tournament Figure Skating - Men's Free Program Freestyle Skiing - Team Aerials Ice Hockey - Men's tournament Luge - Team Relay Skeleton - Men's heats Snowboard - Women's Halfpipe and Men's Snowboard Cross Speed Skating - Women's 5000m Plus, what officiating/volunteer job we'd like to do! For a transcript of this episode, go to: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1G0 Red Envelope campaign! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 55:07

    It's Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and once again we have the question of who's the real winner: The mountain, or the Alpine skiers? Plus, it's not redemption for Lindsey Jacobellis, TKFLASTAN hits the halfpipe, and do we have another version of Elizabeth Swaney? Sports on today's program: Alpine Skiing – Women's Slalom Curling – Men's tournament kicks off Freestyle Skiing – Men's Big Air Ice Hockey – Men's prelims Luge – Doubles Nordic Combined – Normal hill Snowboard – Men's and women's halfpipe; women's snowboard cross Short Track Speed Skating – Men's 1500m, women's 1000m, women's 3000m relay Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1FS Red Envelope campaign! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 45:46

    It's another great day of competition from Beijing 2022. Jill went to see figure skating - the men's short program - and the finals of mixed doubles curling. Also on tap today: Alpine Skiing - Super G Biathlon - Men's Individual Freestyle Skiing - Big Air Ice Hockey - Women's prelims Luge - Women's Singles Snowboard - Parallel Giant Slalom Speed Skating Red Envelope campaign! This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 -- in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune --  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. For a transcript of this episode please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1FW Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 40:38

    Who's winning the Olympics? The mountains. Alpine Skiing proved to be a tough course, and getting down was a victory all in itself. Jill went out to the biathlon range to watch TKFLASTANI Clare Egan in the Women's Individual race and witnessed a big day for the US Biathlon team. It was also a big day for Canada on the ski jump and freestyle slopes, and Irene Wust became the first individual to win gold medals at five different Olympic Games. Take that in for a second. Five. Different. Olympics. Sports on today's program: Alpine Skiing Biathlon Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Ski Jumping Snowboard Speed Skating – both short and long track For a transcript of today's episode, visit https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1FU Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8, a lucky number in China, to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive.  

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 50:15

    It's Day 3 of the Winter Olympics, with so much action (even if races are postponed due to high winds)! Jill's in Beijing today, hanging out at the figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey rinks. Alison's got the news on a momentous medal win for the Silver Ferns of New Zealand. Plus results from: Cross-Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Ski Jumping Speed Skating Snowboard Plus, what officiating/volunteer job would we do and more! Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate.

    Beijing 2022: Olympics Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 40:38

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 50:16

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are officially open! Jill was able to go to the Opening Ceremony, and she shares details you didn't get to see on TV, while Alison tells Jill about some of the stuff she missed by not watching it on TV. The fireworks were stellar, the details incredible, but what they did with the Olympic flame? We have thoughts. Today also had some competitions, so we've got updates from: Curling - Mixed Doubles Figure Skating - Team Event Ice Hockey - Women's tournament Plus an update on TKFLASTANI Brianna Decker and who to look for tomorrow! Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate. Looking for a transcript of this episode? Find it here: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1FN Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Beijing 2022: Olympics - Day -1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 25:30

    It's Day -1 to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and the action is heating up (but the weather isn't). Jill didn't pack her recording microphone before she headed out of the hotel, so enjoy the ambience of the Main Media Center. She has been out to the two other competition zones: Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, both of which involve immense planning to get to, and both of which are cold. Very cold. Jill also went to the kickoff event of these Games: Mixed Doubles curling at the Ice Cube (formerly the Water Cube). Four games at once is kind of difficult to watch, but the play was exciting (although depending on the end, the British journalists often declared the Great Britain/Sweden game a “disaster.” Great Britain won). Our first TKFLASTANI competed! Jill saw moguls skier Brad Wilson compete in the first qualifying round for the men's moguls competition. Will he be able to make the finals? Alison's got the scoop on the US women's first ice hockey game and a horrible break for our TKFLASTANI Brianna Decker. What officiating/volunteer job do we want? Which TKFLASTANIs are competing next? Listen to find out! If you'd like to read Jill's Beijing diary, join our Facebook Group (even if you have to make an account just for the Games). Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1FL Thanks so much for listening, and until tomorrow, keep the flame alive! *** Red Envelope campaign! this show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we're coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we're asking for donations of at least $8 to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to flamealivepod.com/support to donate.  

    Episode 225: Contributor Roundtable Beijing 2022 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 56:26

    Our contributors Book Club Claire and Super Fan Sarah are back to talk about what they're looking forward to at Beijing. Plus, Jill has made it to China and tells how her trip almost didn't happen. But, she's in the closed loop and is ready to report back on what she's experienced so far. We also learn about some of the new technologies that will be in play at Beijing 2022, which hope to give you a better viewing experience! Join our Fantasy League! Look for it in the Fanzone section of Olympics.com. This link should take you directly to it. Get your Beijing Viewing Guide and be ready for the Games! Find it in our store. Find a transcript of this episode at our website. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

    Episode 224: Book Club Claire on "Boycott"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 50:46

    Book Club Claire is back for our first book club session of 2022! Because of the cries from various Western countries (United States, we're looking at you) to boycott the Beijing 2022 and the ensuing diplomatic boycott by several of them, we wanted to look at the last US-led boycott of an Olympics, that of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. Claire leads us in a discussion of Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli, which covers both the political side of the boycott, athletes' varied reactions to it, and what could've been. Did you know that the 1980 Olympics would've been the first time the US was represented by an African-American gymnast? True! We've also got some news from TKFLASTAN, including Olympic dreams realized for some of our TKFLASTSANIS who will be heading to Beijing, and dreams dashed for others. Plus, one TKFLASTANI is in limbo – our bobsledder Josh Williamson tested positive for COVID, but if he recovers in time, he could still potentially get to Beijing. Speaking of Beijing, we have details on the torch relay and the Opening Ceremonies – and it's almost time for Jill to hop on a plane to go there. Will she make it? Prep for Beijing with our viewing guide! Find it on Amazon and now Apple Books! Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here. ***  Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod One-time Contributions: http://www.fllamealivepod.com/support Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348   Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! Note: Some links may be affiliate links.

    Episode 223: 2x Paralympian Steve Emt on Wheelchair Curling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 58:29

    On this episode we take to the ice with Paralympian Steve Emt, who will be going to his second Paralympics when he heads to Beijing 2022 this March. Steve tells us about how the sport works, how he was stalked into trying it, and about his cameo on "The Last Dance." Steve is also a motivational speaker and author of the book You D.E.C.I.D.E.. You can learn more about him and his book at his website. Follow him on social: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stephen.emt Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/stephen.emt LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/steve-emt In TFKLASTAN, more Olympic dreams are realized, dashed, or on hold. We've got news from: Josh Williamson Lauren Gibbs AJ Edelman Nate Bartholomay Erin Jackson - check her out in Sports Illustrated! In Beijing 2022 news, we've got word that while there will be spectators at the Olympics, it will be invite only. Plus, there's a new bust of TBach in the city! Prep for Beijing with our viewing guide! Find it at Amazon. Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here. 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Help us financially: https://flamealivepod.com/support/   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 222: Beijing 2022 Alpine Skiing Preview with Tom Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 94:29

    What can we look forward to from the ski slopes at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics? No one really knows, but Tom Kelly has a good guess. Tom, who's an Olympics communicator and has been involved with skiing and snowboarding events for decades, walks us through each of the disciplines on the Alpine Skiing program at this year's Olympics. Who should we look for, and how many times do we say, "Hot Diggity!"? Listen to find out! Tom's a podcaster in his own right – check out his shows: Last Chair (Ski Utah) Heartbeat (Biathlon) Ticket to Fly (Ski Jumping) Inside the Mountain Collective (Skiing) And follow him on Facebook and Insta. Big news for us! We've been shortlisted in the category of Best Olympics and Paralympics Podcast for the inaugural Sports Podcast Awards. There's an element of listener voting to help determine the winner, so please cast a vote for us! We're also excited to release our Beijing 2022 Viewing Guide, which has information on all of the sports for the Olympics and Paralympics, when everything takes place, and a handy scheduling grid where you can see how the sports schedules overlap on any given day. Plus, sports are in alphabetical order! This is an eBook – get your copy on Amazon, and it will soon be on Apple Books as well. In our history segment, Jill tells the story of how Albertville won its bid for the 1992 Winter Olympics. Tons of news from TKFLASTAN this week, including heroes we should emulate: Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson and Jayson Terdiman. Plus, we have news from: Josh Williamson Nate Bartholomay Chloe Kim The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant – check him out on Wrestling Changed my Life podcast! Unfortunately, we have some doping news related to Tokyo 2020, but we end on a happier note with news from Beijing about the food delivery system that we may be able to experience when we're at the Games! Beijing has also opened up the Olympic Agora – but it's a digital version this time around. Check it out! Transcript available at: https://flamealivepod.com/2022/01/14/episode222 Thank you 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod One-time donations: http://flamealivepod.com/support Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 221: Olympian Jayson Terdiman on Doubles Luge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 52:56

    We're sliding closer to Beijing 2022! On this episode Olympian Jayson Terdiman tells us how the sport of doubles luge works, from top to bottom. Plus, news from TKFLASTAN and an update on the medal ceremony elements for Beijing 2022 as we hit 30 days to go before the Olympics. Does Jill have a flight yet? Follow Jayson on social: Insta: http://www.instagram.com/jaysonterdiman  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaysonterdimanofficial  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jterdimanusa If you want to learn more about luge, check out our episode with 6x Olympian Shiva Keshavan! Find a transcript of this episode on our website: https://flamealivepod.com/2022/01/07/episode221 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod One-Time donations: http://flamealivepod.com/support Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348      

    Episode 220: What's on your mind? Our Listeners Call In!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 87:06

    What Olympic and Paralympic thoughts were on your mind as we closed out 2021? We take listener calls and have a ton of fun chatting with you about: historical Olympians we'd have loved to interview what we're looking forward to at the upcoming Winter Olympics how to console the Olympic widow or widower in your life how our plans and packing lists for Beijing 2022 are coming along what happened to ice sledge racing in the Paralympics Plus, some news about the Olympic World Feed Project and the Olympic Ceremonies Channel. Want the full transcript? Find it at our website. Soon. [note: surprise Monday release and transcript delay due to a death in Jill's family] 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Venmo: @flamealivepod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 219: History Wrap-Up - Atlanta 1996

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 28:25

    It's the end of the year, which means it's the end of our year-long look back at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and Paralympics. Jill and Alison discuss their favorite Atlanta stories, and they've got lightning rounds from some TKFLASTANIS with Atlanta connections:   City planners Michael Dobbins and Randal Roark Laura Berg, member of the 1996 US women's softball team   Plus we have an update on the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and news from the International Paralympic Committee (including our least favorite topic: doping). 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 Transcript: https://flamealivepod.com/2021/12/23/episode-219   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Buy Me a Coffee: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/flamealivepod Ko-fi: http://www.ko-fi.com/flamealivepod Venmo: @flamealivepod Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 218: Olympian Clare Egan on Biathlon at Beijing 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 70:04

    US biathlete and Olympian Clare Egan tells us what she knows about the biathlon course at Beijing 2022, which could make for an interesting tournament. Plus, we have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about our last episode of the year - listen for how you can take part! We also look back at the Olympic indoor volleyball tournaments in our Atlanta 1996 history moment, catch up with TFKASTAN, find out who's joined the Beijing 2022 diplomatic boycott, talk about our travel plans for the Games (or lack thereof), and wonder what Paris 2024's bold plan for the Opening Ceremonies will look like. For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://flamealivepod.com/2021/12/18/episode-218/ Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Think we deserve a holiday bonus? Support the show at https://flamealivepod.com/support/ Find out how to buy merch and books that will also support our efforts at: https://flamealivepod.com/store/

    Episode 217 - Beijing 2022 Figure Skating Preview with Analyst Jackie Wong

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 80:11

    Episode 216: The Latest on the Olympic Novelas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 44:28

    We love a good telenovela-esque Olympic situation, and this week's episode is chock full of them. Bribery! Guilty verdicts! Stifling voices! Boring kits! Transgender guidelines! And someone makes Alison mad - who could it be this week? Plus, our Atlanta 1996 history moment featuring the most famous shoes from these Olympics, and how Paris 2024 might have flying taxis as a transportation option. In our news from TKFLASTAN, we have updates from Biathlete Clare Egan Ice dancer Charlie White Modern pentathlete Samantha Schultz BMX cyclist Connor Fields 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   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod One-time donations: http://flamealivepod.com/support Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

    Episode 215: Tokyo 2020 Memories with Hannah Brown and Jacqueline Simoneau

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 50:47

    We hear from TKFLASTANI archery judge Hannah Brown and TKFLASTANI artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau on their experiences at Tokyo 2020. Plus, a big week for Team Keep the Flame Alive (TKFLASTAN) and news on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Also, if you want to hear a fantastic interview with TKFLASTANI speed skater Erin Jackson, check out our friend Elizabeth Emery's podcast Hear Her Sports -- she gets into a bunch of technical stuff that will help you understand what's happening on the track when you watch speed skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Speaking of Beijing, we have some news on that front, including our thoughts on the Peng Shuai situation. Also, the US is thinking about a diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022, which has Seb Coe riled up. Seb Coe has us riled up because something stupid came out of his mouth. Note: We have some new merch in our store, so be sure to pick some up and support the show. We've also finished updating our Tokyo 2020 e-book with the podium finishes from the Paralympics - get your copy for posterity! As it's Thanksgiving in the US, we wanted to say thank you to all of our listeners and followers -- we so appreciate celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics with you! Until next week, keep the flame alive! ***  Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod One-time donations: http://flamealivepod.com/support   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

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