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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 26, 2018

Hurdling great Dawn Harper Nelson is BACK! This week she talks with us about gold at Beijing 2008, silver at London 2012, and a heartbreaking 2016 US Olympic trials. Plus, we've got TOFU, a Tokyo 2020 update, and an opportunity for you to help the Beijing 2022 Games. Also, Jill and Alison discuss who would win in a mascot race.

Here are Dawn's races -- once you listen to the show, check out the London race again and see if you see what Dawn's talking about.

Don’t forget to follow the next chapter of Dawn’s journey -- you can find her on Twitter and Insta at @DHarp100mH. On Facebook she’s Dawn Harper Nelson, and her website is

In our Tokyo 2020 Update, we mention the new Paralympic schedule. Find it here.

Want to submit a proposal for the Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremonies? Find out more info here. If you do enter, remember, Alison likes lots of drums.

Do you need more Soohorang in your life? Who doesn't?! It was nice to see this clip on Twitter recently.

Don't forget to support the show--there's so many ways to keep our flame alive:

  • Share it with your Olympic-loving friends!
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Also, our book club meeting is coming up soon -- get your Audible copy of "Running for my Life" by Lopez Lomong. When you start a 30-day free trial, you'll be supporting the show.

Thanks, as always, for listening, and until next week, keep the flame alive!