News Coverage of the Olympic Games

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The Olympic Games

Sports enthusiast or not, you’re likely to feel something special in the air when the Olympic Games roll around. Whether you prefer to sit back on the couch and watch runners whiz around the track on TV or you feel compelled to see it all live, the Web sites we’ve collected will help you plan your Olympic experience.

What are the Olympic Games?

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History of the Olympics

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Lists and Rules of Olympic sports

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News Coverage of the Olympic Games

The next Games are less than a year away, and the Web is already buzzing. We’ve found sites offering comprehensive coverage, including official organizations, credible publications, and sports networks. By summer 2008, you’ll be well-versed in current and archived Olympic news, and may just find yourself on the edge of your seat anticipating the next big moment.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you’re new to the Games, start with the official Olympic sites, which provide well-rounded coverage of all of the events. You might also consider signing up for an e-mailed newsletter to stay informed.
  • Television networks on the Web such as NBC and ESPN often utilize material from outside sources like the Associated Press and various nationally syndicated newspapers. Take note of the sources of the articles you read, and consult several instead of only one; you’ll get better news coverage and fair commentary.
  • If you want to follow Olympic sports year-round, you may have trouble finding television coverage of less-mainstream events. Visit NBC regularly for updates of events, such as national championships and Olympic trials, for specific sports.

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