Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Olympics Fans

Episode 52: The John Naber Swimming Experience

Release Date: September 27, 2018

Happy Anniversary to us! That’s right–one year ago this week, we launched our very first episode (for those of you completists who go back and listen to our entire catalog, we salute you for getting through that one)!

It’s been a year of amazing adventures and fascinating Olympic stories, and this week’s guest is no exception. We continue what seems to be a Montreal theme this year and sit down with swimming legend John Naber. John was the golden boy of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, winning four gold medals and one silver medal, and setting multiple world records that held up for years.

John talks about swimming, his Montreal experience, his career as a broadcaster and his work with Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund. And we talk about the puzzle that is this week’s show pic and the fact that Jill has not yet been able to get that quarter out. You better believe you’ll hear about it when she does.

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We also have some great news about the USOC’s decision to create equity between Olympians and Paralympians in terms of medalist monetary awards. Check out Oksana Masters’ reaction.

Plus, we try to make sense of WADA’s decision to readmit RUSADA.

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


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