As Americans, we’re used to Team USA being a major force at any Olympics, but what’s it like to represent a small country? Today we’re talking with swimmer Felicity Passon, who will compete for the Seychelles at the Olympics. Felicity tells us about the few resources she has access too, how her National Olympic Committee is trying to improve sport within the country, and how she hopes to make it better for the next generation of athletes.
Felicity’s qualified for the 200m backstroke, so we also talked about how that event works and some things to look for as you watch it.
Plus, lots of updates from TKFLASTAN, including news from:
- Mallory Comerford
- Dawn Harper-Nelson
- Michelle Carter
- DeAnna Price
- Samantha Schultz – support her Bonfire campaign here
- Ginny Fuchs – watch “Mysteries of Mental Illness” here
And our Tokyo 2020 update, we talk about the spectator situation, who’s shown up and tested positive for Covid-19, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee’s mobile app release with one month to go!
Plus, we’ve got a big announcement about upcoming episodes of the podcast!
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!
Photo courtesy of Felicity Passon