Too Much Coverage?
“Always the best statistic is that journalists (20,000) outnumber the competitors (17,000). A great media experiment would be to assign one journalist to every participant to cover their story from first to last. That way every Olympic life would achieve literary immortality.”
–Paul Hayward, chief sports writer, The Telegraph, writing about the 2012 London Olympics, April 2012 (Thanks to alert WORDster and JCOM survivor El Kenneth Miller, Olympic addict)
• Editorial Comment: The agony of defeat.
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