Blog Profiles: Olympic Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. As the countdown to Tokyo continues, we’re recognizing a few Olympic blogs that we love. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
Consider this your one-stop training camp post to prepare for what is to come next month, as elite athletes from across the globe take to Tokyo for their chance at the gold.
With the highly anticipated – albeit provocative – Summer Olympics [re]scheduled to commence Friday, July 23, what better time to tap into a few dedicated Olympic authorities to foster a heightened appreciation for the games to come?
- Torch Relay LIVE Stream & Multimedia Gallery 6/16-6/18
- Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 23
- Competition Schedule
- Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 8
- Channel an Olympic State of Mind #StayActive #Mindfulness #Visualisation #Motivation
- Olympic World Library: Digital Collection
Now, allow me to pass the torch to the Olympic content champions to follow.
Currently owned by Vox Media but established back in 2005 by co-founders Tyler Bleszinski and Markos Moulitsas, this sports blogging network is a homerun for active content. Bleszinski created the framwork back in 2003. He started off with a passion for the Major League – more specifically the Oakland A’s – before expanding the site to its current and all-encompassing state of athletic excellence.
Fair Warning: The team over at SBNation is bringing “50 Shades of Sports,” so for this post I did my best to hyper-focus my limited attention span toward their top tier 2021 Summer Olympics content. But I’m not here to tell you what you can and can’t read. #YouDoYou
- Simone Biles Is Better Than Ever and The World Is in Trouble
- The Olympics Want to Make Sure Athletes Use Their Free Condoms for Socially-Distanced Sex Only
- America’s New Olympic Uniforms Look the Way Yacht Rock Sounds
Follow @SBNation on Twitter.
Simone Biles is better than ever at age 24, and nobody in Tokyo is going to be able to stop her.https://t.co/UFkaBf1ZSt
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 15, 2021
As Dunsar Media’s flagship platform, insidethegames.biz is an award-winning global hub for Olympic content. With content as diverse as their reported readership (32% Americas, 39% Europe, 19% Asia, 6% Oceania, 4% Africa), it comes as no surprise that their quality storytelling secures over 800,000 unique visitors per month.
- Japan Secures COVID-19 Vaccines For 20,000 More Olympics Workers
- Australia Selects Women’s Hockey Team For Tokyo 2020 But Mystery Player Appeals Omission
- Athletes Face Bans And Fines For Violating COVID-19 Rules At Tokyo 2020
Follow @insidethegames on Twitter.
— insidethegames (@insidethegames) June 15, 2021
This site is self-described as a “Blog for Olympic Sports Fans.” Need I write more? The answer is no but that does not take away from Games and Rings being an obvious contender, fit for today’s varsity lineup.
Games and Rings provides daily roundups of Olympic headlines, highlights up-and-coming athletes to watch, and has cheeky commentary surrounding the games in the social sphere. This selection is a standout as it all boils down to one Bruin-loving Olympic fanatic based in the Bay Area.
Read these posts:
- Cuban Baseball’s Olympic Qualification Collapse Continues a Down Trend
- Why Do Some Top Revenue Sports Resist the Olympics?
- Let’s Get Social 06.15.21
Follow @GamesandRings on Twitter.
Just Team Korea doing Team Korea things… https://t.co/JKKs9gpaLM
— Games and Rings (@GamesandRings) June 14, 2021
And now I leave it to you to determine where these three Olympic staples place on your content podium.
A few more shoutouts:
- Around The Rings
- Tokyo Summer Olympics by The New York Times
- International Society of Olympic Historians
- ESPN Olympic Coverage
Yes, these may veer from my blog-centered focus, but I have learned to be unapologetic for my quirks, which we’ve discussed on multiple occasions at this point. Nonetheless, the final shoutouts deserve their recognition as a few additional authorities whose coverage and detailed analysis have contributed to the Olympic Movement.
In closing, our prized athletes have dedicated their lives to compete in what I project to be a cultural spectacle spoken of for generations. Afterall, it’s been 57 years since the games landed in Tokyo and I have no doubt the honorable community of Japan has taken the last year to ensure their 2020 [turned 2021] bid goes down in history as a glorious and awe-inspired Summer Games.
Let the countdown continue with 30 days to go…
Until next time – Cheers Friends
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Cory Max Montoya is a Sr. Account Executive at PR Newswire. When he’s not working, he can be found on the trail, down the digital rabbit hole, or with his Niece, who continues to remind him that life is a gift to be treasured and celebrated.