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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! 

Oct 5, 2018

Did you know that the 2018 Youth Olympic Games is opening this weekend?

Wait a second....there's a Youth Olympic Games?

Yep.

Jill and Alison spend this episode--and only this episode--talking about why the Youth Olympic Games exists and if it's worth the trouble. Olympic and multi-sport/multi-day event expert Rich Perelman talks them through the YOG and if it's a good thing for the Olympic movement.

Rich is also the founder and editor of The Sports Examiner, a thrice-weekly publication that covers the entire Olympic program (FTR: we're subscribers). Follow him on Twitter at @RichPerelman.

As always, we've got a slice of TOFU for you and a Tokyo 2020 update. Tokyo 2020 volunteering info is here.

We're so grateful to you, our listeners, and we're excited about some new developments here at Olympic Fever Central that let the world know how you keep the flame alive. We have merch! And a Patreon site (with cool donor thank yous)! We really appreciate your support to keep us going through the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond!