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Summer of Gold tells the story of the 1996 Olympic Games through the lens of the women Olympians who dominated that summer. From the “Magnificent Seven" gymnasts to the USA women’s basketball, soccer and softball teams all winning gold (and becoming cultural phenomena), to the founding of the WNBA, 1996 altered the course of history for American sports generally and women athletes in particular. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, Summer of Gold provides an unrivaled perspective on one of the most important moments in American sports and cultural history. Hosted by Michelle Kwan.

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Summer of Gold tells the story of the 1996 Olympic Games through the lens of the women Olympians who dominated that summer. From the “Magnificent Seven" gymnasts to the USA women’s basketball, soccer and softball teams all winning gold (and becoming cultural phenomena), to the founding of the WNBA, 1996 altered the course of history for American sports generally and women athletes in particular. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, Summer of Gold provides an unrivaled perspective on one of the most important moments in American sports and cultural history. Hosted by Michelle Kwan.

    Introducing: Summer of Gold

    Introducing: Summer of Gold

    Summer of Gold premieres on August 17th, brought to you by Athletic Greens. Subscribe or follow wherever you get your podcasts. 

    • 2 min
    1: See It. Be It.

    1: See It. Be It.

    After the ‘96 Olympics, “girl power” swept the nation. Athletes became cultural icons and returned home to fanmail piled floor to ceiling. That was the summer that women’s sports were lifted to new heights. 
    We made a Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the 90’s. Listen HERE. 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Athletic Greens: Join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day. Visit athleticgreens.com/GOLD and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    TalkSpace: Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code GOLD.

    • 33 min
    2: Title IX Babies

    2: Title IX Babies

    The ‘96 Olympians are often referred to as “Title IX Babies.” Life of a female athlete before Title IX was radically different. We trace the fight for Olympic inclusion and beyond.
    We made a Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the 90’s. Listen HERE. 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Athletic Greens: Join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day. Visit athleticgreens.com/GOLD and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    TalkSpace: Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code GOLD.

    • 31 min
    3: A Tale of Two Training Camps

    3: A Tale of Two Training Camps

    The women’s USA basketball and soccer teams faced added pressure ahead of the ‘96 Olympics. The future of women’s basketball was on the line and success in Atlanta was vital. Meanwhile, the women’s soccer team was locked out of training camp in a contract dispute. 
    We made a Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the 90’s. Listen HERE. 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Athletic Greens: Join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day. Visit athleticgreens.com/GOLD and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    TalkSpace: Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code GOLD.

    • 34 min
    4: The Vault

    4: The Vault

    The Atlanta Olympics finally arrived. Members of the USA basketball, soccer, and softball teams take the field for the Opening Ceremonies, but the most memorable moment from the Games becomes Kerri Strug’s infamous vault.
    We made a Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the 90’s. Listen HERE. 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Athletic Greens: Join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day. Visit athleticgreens.com/GOLD and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    TalkSpace: Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code GOLD.

    • 34 min
    5: Give Me Mine

    5: Give Me Mine

    The women’s softball, soccer, and basketball teams secure team gold medals at the Atlanta Olympics. But is a gold medal enough?
    We made a Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the 90’s. Listen HERE. 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Athletic Greens: Join health experts, athletes and health conscious go-getters around the world who make a daily commitment to their health every day. Visit athleticgreens.com/GOLD and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    TalkSpace: Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code GOLD.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Large Marge Sent Us #1 FAN! ,

Love it!!

This Olympics was EVERYTHING to me as a young female athlete. Loved hearing all the inside scoops!! More episodes please!

lyndilou ,

Invest in women’s sports!

This show gives me all the feels. It’s so fun to hear from all the legends. “Swoop” there it is!

kmayock ,

Great show!

Such great stories! So cool to hear firsthand accounts from all the amazing women involved.

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