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Winter Olympics in the Media

America Triumphant: The Chilly Showdown

Elise Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elise Crane

By attempting to extrapolate geopolitical complexities from the Winter Olympics, and perpetuating gross stereotypes of Russian barbarism, the media is misusing its sacred platform.

NBC Olympics Coverage: Dramatizing to Drum up Intrigue

Elise Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elise Crane

Perhaps NBC was merely aiming to stage a dramatic showdown between the American favorite Evan Lysacek and the steely Russian renegade. Drama, after all, is the lifeblood of the Olympics.