This week we learn all about Rio 2016's Olympic swimming pools--how they were built and what happened to them. Jill and Alison talk with Trevor Tiffany of A&T Europe and Chairman of Myrtha Pools USA, the supplier of Rio's pools. Trevor tells us all about temporary pools and the plans (or non-plans) for Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and LA 2028.
Canadian pairs figure skater and 3x Olympic medalist Meagan Duhamel joins us on this episode to talk about her Olympic experiences.
Did you know that the very first modern Olympics was held in April? We celebrate by watching the 1984 TV miniseries "The First Olympics: Athens 1896," which leads us down all sorts of rabbit holes and ends up with Jill actually holding the very first Olympic medal awarded.
We answer questions we had during PyeongChang, namely, why do different sports have such different uniforms? Alison chats with Susan Sokolowski, Associate Professor and Director of the Sports Product Design Program at the University of Oregon, to learn more. Plus, seven cities have officially stated that they intend to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. We tell you who's in the mix.