We're going back to 1976 to hear one Olympian's story of what life was like on the luge track at a time when there wasn't even a U.S. Luge Association. Maura Grogan, née Haponski, tells us how she got involved in the sport as a high schooler, what it was like to train with hardly any resources, and about her time at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck.
Who will win the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics? We look at the bids from Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Åre.
It's going to be Milano-Cortina vs. Stockholm-Åre for the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. This week we talk about the two bids and start pondering which will win the IOC's vote come June 24-26.
Jill catches up with phenom U.S. Olympic Speedskater Erin Jackson about her experience at PyeongChang. Then Jill & Alison talk about the Canadian Olympic Committee's brand new Canadian Olympic Experience exhibit at its Montreal offices.
Wouldn't it be amazing if your job took you to the Olympics? NBC Boston Video Journalist Sean Colahan lived the dream this winter by covering the Olympics for the local news station. Sean tells us what it was like to be a local news cameraman at PyeongChang 2018, the gold medal game he saw, the pins he traded, and just how cold it was.
We're back in PyeongChang (figuratively speaking) for a look at what's been going on with the Paralympic Games--and the hijinks of one of our favorite mascots, Bandabi.
The Olympic flame might be extinguished, but PyeongChang's not over yet! It's time for our 2018 Paralympics preview episodes. Today we're talking sled hockey with American three-time medalist Taylor Lipsett. Taylor talks with us about the nuances of the sport, good stickwork and stand-up officials.
Big news from the International Olympic Committee this week: The IOC has banned Russia from competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games--and a host of other sanctions--as a result of systemic doping. Join us through the cycle of grief as we work through this issue and its ramifications for this Olympic Games and beyond.
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.
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.