American flyweight boxer Ginny Fuchs joins us to tell us more about how boxing works. Ginny is also coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and as May is Mental Health Awareness Month, she tells us how OCD manifests for her and what sort of treatments she goes through to better manage it.
Book Club Claire also joins us for a preview of our next Book Club Book, Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream (affiliate link). She chats with author Ben Ryan about bringing this story to readers.
What are our TKFLASTANIs up to this week? We’ve got news from:
- Tom Scott
- DeAnna Price
- Dawn Harper Nelson
- Evan Dunfee
- Kelly Claes
- Roy Tomizawa – published in The Japan Times
- John Register – featured in The Colorado Springs Business Journal
Throughout 2021 we’re revisiting great stories from Atlanta 1996! For our Atlanta 1996 moment this week, Alison tells us about the boxing tournament, Floyd Mayweather’s bout, and (surprise!) questionable officiating.
We also have Games Updates from Tokyo 2020, including the release of more Playbooks, a call for volunteer doctors and nurses (how popular is this request during the COVID-19? pandemic?), a Paralympic vlogger competition, some maranovela news and the winners of the Olympic Village dining hall recipe contest.
Plus, the International Olympic Committee gave its website a facelift!
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!
Photo courtesy of Ginny Fuchs