This post is in response to the Weekly Writing Challenge from WordPress. This week’s Mind the Gap post is about a trending topic in the media. This is my opinion of how much social media influenced how I watched the “Socialympics.”

I was on vacation for most of the Olympics. Still, I watched the Olympics and was swept up in the fever. I live in Canada so watched most of my Olympic coverage on CTV and followed Canadian athletes. (I was not frustrated by the NBC tape-delay or pre-empting of results before broadcast.) I also watched international athletes: world records being set and broken, a record number of medals being won by a single individual, the first amputee competing in the Games, and athletes of all nations “inspire a generation,” as the London Games slogan suggested. The names of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Oscar Pistorius -to name only a…

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