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!

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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?

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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. We discuss their favorite Atlanta stories from the year, and we also have lightning rounds from some TKFLASTANIS with Atlanta 1996 connections: City planners Michael Dobbins and Randal Roark, and softball player Laura Berg,

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TKFLASTANI biathlete Clare Egan is back to discuss what's on tap for the biathlon competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.....well, what she knows about the venue. We also learn about ski waxing and how China (not a biathlon powerhouse) is coming along in the sport. Be sure to listen to the show for a big announcement about the last episode of the year and how you can be a part of it!

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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?

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We're excited to welcome back TKFLASTANIS Hannah Brown and Jacqueline Simoneau to hear about their experiences at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Plus, great news from TKFLASTAN, and surprise! An IOC member puts his foot in his mouth.

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It’s time for our last Movie Club of 2021! Film Buff Fran is back to discuss the 2017 movie “I, Tonya,” which is on the scandal surrounding the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics, which was found to be tied to her rival Tonya Harding. Will we feel sympathy for Tonya Harding after watching a film based on her side of the story?

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Book Club Claire is back with our last selection for 2021: Off Balance: A Memoir by Dominique Moceanu, which a nice tie-in with our year-long look back at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Question is, how angry will Alison get this episode?

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We always love it when TKFLASTANIS come back on the show, so we’re thrilled that modern pentathlete Samantha Schultz had some time to chat with us about her experiences in Tokyo. We talk with Samantha...

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This week we're joined by Wayne Lamarre, who will be traveling to Beijing 2022 as an athlete trainer on the team's support staff. Wayne is the is a Clinical Professor and the Director, Athletic Training Program at the University of New England. He is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and has served on the medical staff for the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team since 2015. Wayne talked with us about what an athletic trainer does and how their techniques have evolved in the last several years.

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All of our TKFLASTANIS are very dear to us, but Citizen #1 will have a special place in our hearts. Bobsledder Josh Williamson, winner of the first season of Team USA's "The Next Olympic Hopeful" was our first interviewee, and now he returns, on the cusp of fulfilling his "Next Olympic Hopeful" goals and making it to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

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We're getting into winter mode, so it's time to explore some of the winter sports ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. On this episode, Paralympic hopeful Michael Murphy joins us to talk about his sport of para Alpine skiing, and more specifically, how his class of sit-skiing works.

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We welcome back TKFLASTANI author Harry Blutstein to talk about his latest book Games of Discontent: Protests, Boycotts, and Politics at the 196 Mexico Olympics. We discuss a few of the protests during these Games - the infamous Tommie Smith/John Carlos podium protest, of course, but also protests by Czechoslovakian gymnast Věra Čáslavská. And yes, there's Avery Brundage talk!

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