Episode 72: Book Club Claire on “Rome 1960”

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Book Club Claire is BACK! Join us for our discussion of David Maraniss’ Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World. Follow Claire on Twitter and check out her Olympics blog — she’s got some great entries from the US Curling National Champs and the US Figure Skating National Champs, both of which she attended!

Our next book selection will be The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption, and the Battle for Olympic Gold by Joy Goodwin. Buy a hardcover, paper copy or Kindle version through these links to Amazon, and you’ll be supporting the show (we get a commission on these purchases). We’ll meet again around the end of April, so you’ve got time to read!

Lots of sad news this week, including the death of The Flying Finn, Matti Nykänen who was one of the most celebrating ski jumpers in the world, earning medals at both Sarajevo 1984 and Calgary 1988 (where he swept the golds). He was wildly popular in Finland, and we’re on the hunt for this biopic called “Matti: Hell is for Heroes.” Check out the trailer.

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One Reply to “Episode 72: Book Club Claire on “Rome 1960””

  1. Merrill

    I have been a faithful listener since your beginning even enduring some significant bias against males, but for you to insinuate in this episode that Avery Brundage wanted pure amateurism because he was afraid the African Americans, if allowed to be professional, would flourish and make too much money, without looking at amateur sport at that time and in that context, is childish and absurd and so bias that I am afraid I will have to unsubscribe until you can be a little less judgmental towards certain groups.

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