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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 12, 2018

In a nice display of transparency, the International Olympic Committee released its host city contract documentation. We read it so you don't have to--and we definitely understand why cities drop out of the Olympic bidding process. You won't believe what this contract calls for--or maybe you will.

One really important thing in the IOC's efforts to lower the costs of hosting the Olympics: It does not yet have a mascot for its "New Norm" program. Maybe we can help them! Send your interpretation of New Norm to us at info@olymfever.com. We'd love to see what you come up with!*

Plus we've got an update from Team Olympic Fever biathlete Clare Egan! Clare fills us in on her Olympic experience, what went into her decision to keep competing and what's going on with the corruption scandals at the International Biathlon Union (IBU). You can keep up with Clare on:

As we mentioned, our Team Olympic Fever ice hockey ref Jessica Leclerc is raising money for Tri for a Cure, so here's her donation page, if you're so inclined.

Also, Listener Sandy has started a podcast about obscure museums! If you love unusual museums and lots of fun facts (and we know you do because you're our type of people), check out her show "Made in Museums."

 

*Please no hybrid animals or Olympic symbols (rings, flame, etc.). Let's keep it non-creepy and the IOC off everyone's back.