The Winter Olympics begin this week in Beijing, China. To mark the occasion, this week’s guest on Outdoor Explorer will be biathlete, author and former Alaskan John Morton, who has competed in ten Olympic Games: two as an athlete, five as a coach and chef. team, one as course leader for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002 and, finally, two others as a spectator. He has many stories to tell from 50 years of Olympic experiences and his time at Fort Richardson in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the Army Biathlon program. We’ll discuss the changes to the Olympics over the years, friendships made across political borders, the art of building ski slopes, the power of international competitions to bring people together, and Morton’s latest book, “Celebrate Winter”.
HOST: Adam Verrier
- John MortonOlympic athlete and author of “Celebrate Winter”.
DISSEMINATE: Thursday, February 3, 2022. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AKT
REHEARSAL BROADCAST: Thursday, February 3, 2022. 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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