After weeks of talking about India's greatest Winter Olympian, we have him ON THE SHOW! The one, the only SHIVA KESHAVAN joins us to talk about the sport of luge. We also talk about what it's like to be an Olympian with very little financial support and what it's like to have to compete under the Olympic flag.
Jill and Alison fly high this week as they talk about ski jumping and how the women's jump was added to the Olympic program only in 2014. Alison talks with U.S. ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, and we reminisce about Eddie the Eagle Edwards from Calgary 1988.
On today's show we've got some "older" Olympians. First up is Devin Logan, silver medalist in slopestyle at Sochi 2014, who at 24, is ancient in her sport. After that, we talk to Sochi Olympian Bradley Wilson, who at 25, is more of a middle-aged moguls skiier, but give him a knee replacement and he'll be fine.
Big news from the International Olympic Committee this week: The IOC has banned Russia from competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games--and a host of other sanctions--as a result of systemic doping. Join us through the cycle of grief as we work through this issue and its ramifications for this Olympic Games and beyond.