EPISODES

April 14, 2021

Tamara Leonelli (Chile): Spina Bifida & True Inclusion Through Olympi…

Tamara (Tami) was introduced to table tennis in a rehabilitation center: Tami was born with spina bifida and had a life expectanc…

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April 7, 2021

Bonus Content: Flame Bearers Panel Discussion

You've already met some of our incredible athletes, but we wanted to provide you with an even more unfiltered snapshot of who the…

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March 24, 2021

Sophia Herzog (USA): Dwarfism & Inspiring Social Change

2016 Paralympic silver medalist, 2x World Champion, and 5x World medalist, Sophia Herzog is passionate about breaking stereotypes…

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March 10, 2021

Haydy Morsy (Egypt): Modern Pentathlon & the Next Generation of Egypt…

When Haydy won the 2019 Pentathlon African Championship, she became the first athlete worldwide to qualify for Tokyo. She now hop…

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Feb. 17, 2021

Naya Tapper (USA): Redefining Beauty & Supporting Black Lives Matter

Naya Tapper is a leading try scorer for Team USA's Rugby Team. She wanted to be the "first girl in the NFL" but when she found ru…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Madeleine McAffe & Tanya Beths (Australia): Managing Careers, Health …

Madeleine (Maca) and Tanya are close friends who play for the Australian beach handball team. They both juggle full time jobs: Ma…

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Jan. 13, 2021

Kimberly Alkemade (Netherlands): Loss, Adventure & Blade Running

Kimberly didn’t start running until she was 27 -- she's now 30. In her 2019 debut race, the World Para Athletics Championships in…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Zahra Nemati (Iran): Archery & Hope

Zahra Nemati is arguably Iran's most popular female athlete. While she grew up competing in taekwondo, after a car accident left …

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Dec. 2, 2020

Kym Crosby (USA): Sprinting, Marriage & Albinism

Paralympic 100M bronze medalist and World Championship silver medalist, Kym Crosby has 'limited sight, limitless dreams.' Kym is …

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Nov. 12, 2020

Ida Jacobsen (Denmark): Rowing & Adjusting to the Pandemic

While most know Danish Olympic Rower, Ida Jacobsen for her prowess on the water, she's also a political science junkie and cheese…

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Oct. 21, 2020

Katarina Roxon (Canada): Swimming & Body Positivity

Katarina grew up on the island of Newfoundland, so at an early age, her parents, Leonard and Lisa thought that it was important s…

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Sept. 23, 2020

Ezinne Kalu-Phelps (Nigeria): Basketball & Entrepreneurship

2019 Women's Afrobasket MVP, Ezinne Kalu plays for the reigning African champions, Nigeria's D'Tigress. While most know Ezinne fo…

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Sept. 9, 2020

Nicky Nieves (USA): Sitting Volleyball & Black Lives Matter

Nicky is a middle blocker on the USA's Sitting Volleyball team, and a Rio Paralympic gold medalist. She is an Afro Latina and an …

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Aug. 27, 2020

Lea Davison (USA): Mountain Biking & Queer Visibility

Lea Davison is a 2X Olympic Mountain Biker and 2016 World Championship silver medalist looking to qualify for her 3rd Olympics. L…

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Aug. 24, 2020

Manasi Joshi (India): Badminton & Disability Policy

Manasi Joshi is India's current Para-badminton World Champion and BBC India's Sportswoman of the year. One day on her way to wor…

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Aug. 17, 2020

Sanda Aldass (IOC Refugee Team): Judo & the Refugee Experience

Sanda is a Syrian refugee, living in the Netherlands with her husband (who is also her coach) and their three children. She’s a c…

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Aug. 8, 2020

Trailer: Unlit. Tokyo's Torch

Flame Bearers actively celebrates the current generation of women Olympians and Paralympians seeking to go to Tokyo. We have real…

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Aug. 8, 2020

Becky Sauerbrunn (USA): Soccer & Equal Pay

Becky is the captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team and has been the rock of the back line for the last 8 years. She's an…

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