Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An Olympic article round-up

Sorry that this post won't include any new insights. My brain is starting to short circuit and we're only four days into the competition.

I'm blogging a TON over at Deadspin so check out that site every day for my stuff. I will try to post links here when I can.

Here are some of the better/bigger pieces I've written over the course of the week. I did a review of Shawn Johnson and Dominique Moceanu's memoirs and how they are emblematic of how female gymnasts are represented in the media. I also wondered (in print) as to why men's gymnastics isn't as popular as it should be.

I also wrote a short guide to watching the women's events--read it and you won't have to pester your nerdy gymnastics fans to ask how the scoring system works.

Finally, I've been recapping every day of the competition. You can read my meet reports here, here, here, here, and here


Carrie said...

Your deadspin piece about the NBC coverage is seriously brilliant. Could we possibly adopt it as a manifesto and launch a movement to revolutionize gymnastics coverage? Oprah interviewed Bart Conner the other day and I was reminded of how insightful and knowledgeable he is. The man is a delight. Shannon Miller really did a superb job with the live feed commentary too. Do you think Daggett sold his soul to the devil to get the NBC gig?

Dvora Meyers said...

Thanks! Feel to manifestize it. (That should be a word.) Bart and Kathy were great. And I don't know how/why Elfi and Tim got their jobs. But I swear getting one of those gigs is like becoming a Supreme Court justice--it's a lifetime appointment.