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Episode 173: Book Club Claire on “World Class”

Release Date: January 28, 2021

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.

Read Claire’s blog Light the Cauldron and follow her on Twitter.

Our TKFLASTAN Update includes news from:

We also have Games Updates from Tokyo 2020 – be on the lookout for “playbooks” that will guide the Organizing Committee on how they’ll manage having the Games this summer (another reason to make sure the Games happens? Insurers would be out big bucks).

Tokyo’s also preparing for athletics test events and will perhaps show us a different kind of torch relay.

And if Tokyo doesn’t work out, Florida is ready to step in. Hey, TBach, call us! We’re +1-208-FLAME-IT!

We also have some doping news, plus a report from the latest International Olympic Committee Executive Board meeting (guess who’s very concerned about the boxing and weightlifting international federations?).

And, put this new museum on your Olympic travel bucket list!

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