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. We also have some updates from the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on how they'll make the Olympics work. But if they can't, Florida is really to step in.
She's a five-time Olympian, winner of the first US Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing, first American to win a cross-country world championship--and now she's a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission. Kikkan Randall joins us on this week's show!
Today's guest is World Para Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee Chair Robert Walsh, who explains how Paralympic XC skiing and biathlon work. Plus, there's a potential Olympic Fever knitting project in the works, Paralympic trivia, and another sad mascot story.
Just about one week left before the PyeongChang Games begin!! This week we're on the long track with US speedskating sprinter Erin Jackson. Then we head back outside to the snow to preview the cross-country skiing competition with Jason Albert, the host of the "Nordic Nation" podcast.