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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...


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...


Dec 8, 2017

Big news from the International Olympic Committee this week: The IOC has banned Russia from competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games--and a host of other sanctions--as a result of systemic doping. Join us through the cycle of grief as we work through this issue and its ramifications for this Olympic Games...


Sep 28, 2017

Today we look at the bidding process--namely, the fact that Olympic bid cities have been dropping like flies. Will the IOC's Agenda 2020 solve the problem? Jill and Alison try to stump each other with more trivia, and in news from PyeongChang, we see what the 2018 medals will look like and ponder a potential boycott...