What makes the Olympic athletes great

Aug 8, 2016

Rather than a focus on the events and their details, the New York Times looks at the individual athletes and the small things that make them great. It’s called The Fine Line, and it’s a combination of video, information graphics, and interviews. The storytelling flow is really good. And by the end of each you’re left with a greater appreciation for the work the athletes put in.

So far they have Simone Biles for gymnastics, Ryan Lochte for swimming, Derek Drouin for high jump, and Christian Taylor for triple jump.


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