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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! 

Jul 6, 2018

Today we're delighted to have Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Simoneau to explain the sport of synchronized swimming. This sport is no joke - it requires stamina and strength and the ability to take a kick, perhaps to the head. Jacqueline explains it all, the sequins, the hair gelatin, and the amazingly complicated moves like stack lifts, spins and thrusts. It's nothing like that classic SNL sketch.

Jacqueline competed in the duet competition with veteran Karine Thomas at the Rio 2016 Games, earning a 7th place for their combined routines. Check out their free performance here (they're first up), which is pretty amazing, but here's their 2015 Pan Am free routine, which is phenomenal (Jill may have watched it a few times today).

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We also have updates on Team Olympic Fever members Erin Jackson and Emily Cook!

Don't forget that our Olympic Fever Book Club selection is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Have you been reading (or listening, thanks to the free download you can get when you sign up for an Audible trial)? Join the discussion on our Facebook page--we'll be discussing the book on the show the first week in August.