We report back on what went down in the International Olympic Committee’s 136th Session, which is the big gathering of all IOC members. We’ve got an announcement from TBach, news from Tokyo 2020, plus reports from all of the other Games on the docket.

Today is also one year to go until Tokyo 2020 (in 2021), so the Tokyo Organizing Committee had a recognition celebration. It was a little more somber than last year’s, but beautifully done. Grab your Puffs — you’ll need them when you watch it:


Don’t forget to join in our One Year to Go celebration — we’re Zooming together on Friday, July 24 at 12pm Eastern. Then at 8pm Eastern, dial up the Sydney 2000 official film on YouTube and meet us on Zoom again to watch it together (and marvel how it’s been 20 years since Sydney). For Zoom links, email us at flamealivepod@gmail.com.

With one year to go, there’s a multi-day event happening on AirBnb Experiences, and you can hang with some of our TKFLASTANIs! Cook Indian food with Shiva Keshavan; be inspired by Lauren Gibbs; or take a rock climbing class with Josh Levin.

We’re super-excited to have some new out-going music! For the next year, through Tokyo 2020, we’ll be featuring Archdale’s song “Tokyo.” Check out their website and follow them on Spotify and Facebook.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


The transcript for episode 146: The IOC’s in Session will be available as soon as possible.