Man, it seems like Sochi 2014 was forever ago, doesn't it? Yet, it's the most recent Winter Olympic Games. Before we go full-on feverish for PyeongChang 2018, we're going to take a look back at some of the stories from the Sochi Olympics.
Alison travels to the Nutmeg Curling Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to learn how to curl--and quickly finds out it's much more difficult than it looks. We learn about the Norwegian men's team's pants, and Jill talks with three-time curling Olympian John Shuster about changes he's made throughout his curling career to improve his skills.
We're starting the first of our deep dives into specific Olympic sports--and you're in for a great ride. We're talking bobsled with US Brakeman/Olympic hopeful Lauren Gibbs and US Pilot/two-time Olympian Nick Cunningham.
This week we're in New York City for Team USA's Winterfest, which kicked off the 100 day countdown to PyeongChang 2018. Join us for the fun as we hear from the athletes, try out the Winterfest activities, eat the snacks and check out the mascots. Because these guys? Are the bomb!
The Olympic Flame is afire, and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay has begun, meaning our Olympic Fever is really starting to take hold. We talk about this week's torch lighting ceremony, and Alison gets into the history of the Torch Relay, including fennel's weird place in it (yeah, you read that right--fennel). Plus, Salt Lake City 2002 torchbearer Craig Perlow of Olympian Artifacts tells us about his experience in the relay.
Ever since the beginning of the modern Olympics, pins have been around--and every Games, they are a hot commodity to buy, sell and trade. This week, we crash the Olympin Pin Collectors Convention at Lake Placid, New York and meet some of the characters behind this incredibly popular hobby.
Today we’re talking with Josh Williamson, one of the bobsled winners of the NBCSN show “Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful.” Josh tells us what the competition was like and what his current plan is for his career as a bobsledder.
We're podcasting from Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games!!! Jill and Alison talk about their adventures (maybe geek out a little) and discuss Lake Placid as an Olympic Host City. Also, trivia, and we say good-bye to a pairs figure skating legend.
Today we look at the Olympic Games bidding process--namely, the fact that once again, Olympic bid cities have been dropping like flies. It's eerily similar to the bidding process for the 1984 Olympics, when Los Angeles was the only city to host.
One important element of an Olympic Games is its mascot. We're right in the middle of the mascot contest for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, so we wanted to explore the concept of the Olympic mascot. We look at how mascots came to be and why they're so important to an Olympic city.