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Olympic Fever


The feeling is uncontrollable and comes about every couple of years when athletes around the world convene on one city in their quest for glory. For some reason, you can't stop devouring the news and watching the events. For several weeks, you can't get enough. It's clear: You've got a case of Olympic Fever.

Now there's a show that can help. Welcome to Olympic Fever, the podcast for fans of the greatest sporting event in the world: The Olympic Games.

Each week, hosts Jill Jaracz and Alison Brown explore the stories of the Olympics through its sports, athletes, officials, organizers, host cities, fans and more.

New episodes come out every Thursday right here, and on your favorite podcast platform. Join us for all the fun and grandness that is the Olympic Games.

Citius, Altius, Feverrius! 

Cross-Country Skiing: Update to the Update

Feb 1, 2018

If you've listened to our Speedskating/Cross-Country Skiing episode, you know that the Cross-Country world's had a bit of turmoil due to the Russian doping scandal.

Events keep changing the situation for the Olympics: Today, the Court of Arbitration of Sport handed down decisions in 39 of the 42 appeals by Russians regarding the IOC's decision to have their Sochi awards revoked and ban them for life.

Twenty-eight of those appeals were upheld--including those for eight cross-country skiers--meaning that the IOC's evidence was insufficient, the sanctions are revoked, and they'll have their Sochi results reinstated.

For another 11 cases, the lifetime ban has been downgraded to just a ban for the PyeongChang games. This includes three cross-country skiers.

There are three appeals still outstanding for three biathletes. They'll be heard after the PyeongChang Olympics.

We'll keep updating the story as we hear more--no wonder the author of Jill's favorite book can't keep up and put out valid records!