Legendary softball outfielder Laura Berg is the most decorated softball Olympian, winning 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and having played at every Olympic softball tournament ever held. She’s now head coach at Oregon State University and is extending her Olympic streak as a member of Team USA's coaching staff for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We talked with her about the game and building a team.
6x Olympian Phillip Dutton joins us to tells us about how equestrian eventing works and the partnership between athlete and horse. Plus we've got Ken Hanscom with us to talk about this week's decision to not allow overseas fans at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
3x3 basketball is one of the new sports on the Olympic program, and NY Harlem/Team USA player Dominique Jones joins us to tell us how it works. Mark your calendars now to watch this during Tokyo 2020 -- we predict it'll be one of the most exciting additions to the Olympics. Jill also reports back from her Tokyo test event - i.e., the International Olympic Committee's recent marathon Session meeting. What's in store for the new Agenda 2020+5 plan, and did TBach get reelected?
We're on a boat! Not really, but we're talking sailing this week. Americans Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea join us to talk about how the 49erFX class works, what the water in Tokyo is like and what it's like to try to consume five to six liters of water a day.
Something big happened in TKFLASTAN this week, which led to this week's Lightning Round episode with TKFLASTANIs Stu Sheldon and Phil Andrews. We've got the details for you, plus an update on when Tokyo 2020 will release its decision on having spectators.
Could the Olympics return to Australia in 2032? The International Olympic Committee's Future Host Commission has big news about the city of Brisbane's desire to bid.
You might hear that the Olympics have achieved gender equity -- but that means having an equal number of men and women competing at the Games, not that they have the same sports and events. Jordan Gray wants to change that for women's decathlon.
Grab your popcorn - it’s Movie Club time! We welcome back Film Buff Fran to talk about our latest Movie Club selection, “The Other Side of the Mountain.” How well does this 1975 telling of Olympic ski hopeful Jill Kinmont hold up?
Today’s guest is author and historian Dr. Cat Ariail. Cat is a lecturer of history at Middle Tennessee State University and author of the new book Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity. We discuss how great female Olympic track athletes Alice Coachman, Mae Faggs, Wyomia Tius, Wilma Rudolph, Willye White, Earlene Brown changed the way society perceived Black women in the sporting world.
Book Club Claire is back to discuss the book World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team by Peggy Shinn. We also have some updates from the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on how they'll make the Olympics work. But if they can't, Florida is really to step in.