Episode 214: Film Buff Fran on "I, Tonya"

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It’s time for our last Movie Club of 2021! Film Buff Fran is back to discuss the 2017 movie “I, Tonya,” which is on the scandal surrounding the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics, which was found to be tied to her rival Tonya Harding. Will we feel sympathy for Tonya Harding after watching a film based on her side of the story?

In our history moment, Alison looks back at the Atlanta 1996 men's artistic gymnastics competition, and Jill shares why Chinese gold medalist Li Xiaoshuang made a lasting impact on her.

We also check in on our Team Keep the Flame Alive, the citizens of TKFLASTAN, and have updates from:

  • Speed skater Erin Jackson
  • Curler John Shuster
  • Sports historian Dr. Victoria Jackson – check out her article on GlobalSportsMatters.com.

In Beijing 2022 news, we've got a follow up on the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China's issues with covering the Games. Plus, a venue update and the release of the organizing committee's new video "Together for a Shared Future" starring pop sensation Jackson Yee.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

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