Special Olympics – Special Guests

The other day I saw this question posed by KTVB: Why no national coverage of the Special Olympics?  Or as the headline had it – baffling.

Lack of U.S. media attention on Special Olympics games baffling

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When you visit the venues like Qwest Arena, you see media crews from all over the world — reporters and photographers from nearly everywhere, it seems, except the United States….

“We’re making a documentary about the Dutch team participating in the Special Olympics,” said Walter Goverde, Dutch documentary crew. A team of four from Holland, a reporter from ESPN’s Asian network, photographers from Hungary and a crew shooting for the Middle Eastern Broadcast Network — just to name a few of the international outlets here for the World Winter Games.  But what about the American media?

Yes, I know what you’re thinking.  Oh – there are bigger, badder, and more pressing things going on and there is no time to pay attention to a bunch of athletes who face challenges not many of us can comprehend.

The country’s very distracted right now, there’s a lot on people’s minds, there’s a lot of news coming out of Washington and New York and there’s a certain focus on those things.  It’s too bad because I think a lot of people would be delighted to see there’s a message here about what you do in a crisis.  There’s a message here about what a crisis affords you the opportunity to do, to think differently, to change paradigm, to reinvent yourself in some respect.”

There it is – see it?  This…

…. I think a lot of people would be delighted to see there’s a message here about what you do in a crisis.  There’s a message here about what a crisis affords you the opportunity to do, to think differently, to change paradigm, to reinvent yourself in some respect…

Change your paradigm, reinvent yourself, think differently, seeing things in a different light through a different prism.  Trust me – these are the guys to do it.

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Oh yeah – and did I mention Vice-President Joe is flying in this afternoon will be here soon….he’s a tad late, but he’ll be here.

 

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