Jill is back from the World Olympic Collectors' Fair, and she got to hear some great Olympic stories, like this week's interview with Joan and Sid Marantz, who volunteered with Youth Services for the LA 1984 Olympics. Joan tells us all about developing educational tools, and Sid tells us what it's like to actually be Sam the Olympic Eagle.
One important element of an Olympic Games is its mascot. We're right in the middle of the mascot contest for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, so we wanted to explore the concept of the Olympic mascot. We look at how mascots came to be and why they're so important to an Olympic city.