Tag: summer olympics

by Jenny Shank

Olympic fever hit me young. One of my earliest memories is of a coloring book featuring the raccoon mascot from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics that my mom gave me when I was three. I colored in the pictures of the raccoons skating and bobsledding while I watched the Olympics on our old boxy television. [...] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Amid the thousands of professional journalists gathered in London for the start of the Summer Olympics will be a handful of journalism students with the unusual opportunity to work in school-sponsored teams to cover the high-profile games. Several U.S. universities have launched new programs to bring journalists-in-training directly to the scene of the giant international [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It used to be that there were two ways to experience the Summer Olympics: watch the games on your TV (and on NBC’s schedule) or travel to the games themselves. Oh my, how things have changed. This summer, you can follow your favorite Olympian on Facebook. Live stream the finals on your laptop. Look at [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

Click to read our whole series It’s an Olympic achievement. Not just the London Games, but the social media infrastructure behind them. People definitely engaged online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. But new apps, better mobile devices, and an Olympic policy encouraging athletes to use social media mean that fans will have more [...] more »