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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 19, 2018

Dawn Harper Nelson, gold medalist at Beijing 2008 and silver medalist at London 2012 in the 100m hurdles, explains how to approach a hurdle race. Plus, Jill has a startling confession--or perhaps you'd call it a b-confession.

So many links for you this week. First off, follow Dawn:





Some of the videos of her that we mentioned on the show:

Watch her do some exercises and be all inspirational.

Her victory at Beijing 2008.

Her silver medal race at London 2012.

A snippet of her Aha Talk.

We'll have Dawn back on next week -- she'll go into her victory at Beijing, her silver at London and the crushing blow she felt at the Rio Olympic Trials.

Also, the dulcet tones of Team Olympic Fever member Jason Bryant will be lighting up an arena in Budapest at the World Wrestling Championships. Catch those here -- and they're also going to be on NBC Olympics this weekend!

Check out Finn Sisu's Kikkan Randall ski pole fundraiser.

Also, here's a look at the recently released cycling course for Tokyo 2020 -- views of Fuji-san, everyone!!

Don't forget about our latest Book Club selection, Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong. Get a free audio download of it when you start a trial at Audible (and you'll be supporting the show).

It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to put together this show, and we're trying to raise the funds to continue to make it possible. Other ways you can support us where we earn some bucks:

Don't have money? No problem! We also need to keep finding our people -- we know there are more out there, and you can help us find them:

  • Nominate us for a Discover Pod award!
  • Share us with your family, friends, connections and followers on all of your socials! We've seen some of this in action already--thank you so much for getting our name out there!

And some fun for you:

Join our Facebook Group, where you can shoot the breeze with your fellow Olympic fans. You never might get a sneak peek and give some input on future shows!