The Velvet Voice of John Register returns, and this time we’re talking about his Paralympic experiences. John tells us how he was on track to make the Olympic team until a horrific accident closed that door and opened a window into the world of the Paralympics.

John talks about learning how the other half lives when experiencing the Atlanta 1996 Games, and how good hosts can create an exceptional Games, like Sydney did in 2000. Plus, an Aretha Franklin encounter!

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If you didn’t hear the first part of John’s interview, it’s episode 157.

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We also have Games Updates from: Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 and LA 2028.

And we’ve got an update on the International Olympic Committee’s presidential election. Plus, an update on the Belarus situation.

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Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown

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