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Inaccurate signage! Political fumbling! Abstinence-only initiatives and garden variety corruption! Missing weightlifters! Not to mention the blatant discrimination and stupid suspensions. The Olympics are back, baby! Join us for a special episode before the fun kicks off in an empty stadium far away from you.…
 
Once again, we return to Paris. This time, the welcome is a little warmer. They even invented the Olympic Village! Well, warmer for the Olympics in general if not the Americans. Just ask the rugby team how friendly the crowd was. Along the way we meet a survivor of the Titanic, a gold medalist who takes a bullet, a member of the shooting team who t…
 
Just in time for summer: the first Winter Olympic Games! Except, in classic Olympic style, they didn't realize it at the time. But what's a little retconning between friends? Or questionable associations with fascist dictators? A relatively calm affair with some dark undertones released just before Bridget escapes for a long vacation.…
 
It's a wild ride to the end. What can top horse vaulting? Miserable facilities for swimming and diving! Stranded Japanese athletes! Outspoken fascists! A brief detour into true crime territory with a murderer using an unexpected weapon! Plus, a love story and a Nobel peace prize winner because sometimes, yes, we do get to have nice things.…
 
Bridget's foreshadowing comes to fruition with the first casualty of the modern Olympic games. Also the ghost of Paris haunts the 100 meter dash, Jim Thorpe displays the best of American athleticism (and courtesy), and Frank finally learns of an Olympic feat he can beat!저자 Olympic Size Podcast
 
The conclusion of our series about the 1908 London Olympics. Learn why the marathon is the distance that it is, which running events allow body checking (it's none of them), and more about the early Olympics' greatest villain: James Sullivan. Cover image: Octave Lapize, French cyclist.저자 Olympic Size Podcast
 
This week we learn about how the 1908 Olympics ended up in London when they were supposed to be in Rome, how long it takes to build a state-of-the-art sports facility, the joys of toddler soccer, and the Olympic debut of both Russia and Figure Skating. Coincidence?저자 Olympic Size Podcast
 
A slightly delayed but extra large episode about the one and only Intercalated Games. Learn about how many of the Olympic traditions started, from national teams to the Olympic village to ridiculous antics during the medal ceremony when the IOC rejects your protest to be recognized as your own team! (Here's looking at you, Ireland)…
 
In our last episode about St. Louis we cover the track and field events. Features include a bizarrely truncated schedule despite the fact that they had months to compete in, George Poage breaking a racial barrier for American athletes, and the single worst event in Olympic history: the 1904 marathon.…
 
The slog through St. Louis continues, this time with thrilling tales of cyclist Crash McCrea, whatever roque was, and the dangers of inadequate aquatic facilities. Bridget's promises of finishing St. Louis are premature, and this briefly becomes a podcast about the classic 1988 teen comedy about suicide and school shootings: Heathers.…
 
Part one of our series on the disastrous 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. Here we talk about how the Olympics were stolen from Chicago, the most disgraceful event presented by something called "The Department of Exploitation" to ever be associated with the Olympics, and a couple of German-American guys from Buffalo who were real good at basketball…
 
We conclude our series on the 1900 Paris Olympics with thrilling tales of games gone bad, including accusations of cheating in the marathon, nobody taking polo seriously, street urchins recruited onto rowing teams, and a fistfight among the American long jumpers. Plus, Helen de Portales, the first woman to win a gold medal in the modern games!…
 
Back to business with the story of the first Olympics of the modern Olympiad, which took place in Athens, Greece in 1896. The Germans dominated gymnastics! Americans dominated shooting! Launceston Elliot dominated our hearts and there were absolutely no women competing at all (but not for lack of trying)!…
 
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