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Listen as Sara Gross and Kelly O’Mara discuss everything from doping to testosterone testing, intersex and transgender athletes, money, scandal and the local impact of the Olympic Games.

Every week throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sara Gross and Kelly O’Mara will be discussing the issues off the field of play that effect the sport and could have implications and consequences for years to come.  From doping scandals to health, gender, organization and security plus the news as it happens in Rio De Janeiro.

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Kelly O'MaraKelly O’Mara is a reporter outside San Francisco. She primarily writes about endurance sports for places like Competitor, espnW, Bicycling, and VICE Sports. She also sometimes writes very insider stuff about triathlon and dishes out terrible training advice in a weekly column.

Kelly spends a lot of time on the internet, running the social media accounts and digital production for San Francisco’s NPR station, KQED, and for the journalism tech organization, MediaShift. Oh, and she races triathlon.
Sara Gross

Sara Gross is a two-time Ironman winner, a former North American Ironman Champion and European Long Course Triathlon Champion. Sara holds a PhD in World Religions from The University of Edinburgh.

In 2015, Sara and twelve others founded the not-for-profit organization TriEqual with the goal of increasing opportunities for under-represented groups in the sport of triathlon.

Sara is a writer, presenter and producer at WISP Sports. She also works with Bahrain Endurance helping promote sport and health in the Middle East and improve the intercultural East/West dialogue through Triathlon. Sara lives in Victoria, BC and is the proud mom to daughter Rosalee.

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