Dara Torres isn’t the only older mom competing in the Olympics, and this week Helen and I tell you about some more of them. Several are previous medalists and two managed to have three kids each in between Olympic appearances.

In a heartbreaking story, one mother even needed to keep competing in order to raise money for her son’s leukemia treatments. Another took a five-year break because of an injury and to have a family, but got back into training and made the 2008 team. An inspiration? Yes, but what if her politics make her less than supportive of LGBT families? We discuss.

(Regular readers will know I covered some of these athletes in two previous posts. Since this vlog also appears on other sites, we thought we’d tackle them again for the audiences there. You get to hear Helen’s thoughts now, too, including what she thinks about age limits in gymnastics.)


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