Friday Fun – Watching the Olympics with a Writer’s Eye

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: The Olympic opening ceremonies take place tonight. Will you be watching? As a writer, what kinds of Olympic stories do you enjoy most? Do you have any thoughts about the journalistic challenges of these games?

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headshot_jw_thumbnailJamie Wallace:I will likely watch at least some of the opening ceremonies. I am not, by nature, a sports fan; but the Olympics is an experience on a different level. Though I rarely care much about who wins what, I am – as a writer – always interested in the back stories of the athletes. I never tire of the vignettes that show what they’ve gone through to get where they are. It’s sappy, I know, but I…

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