Becoming an Olympian through reality TV

Becoming an Olympian through reality TV

Today marks the official launch of China’s national coxswain competition. The competition, in the form of a TV reality show, aims to select two national team coxswains in time for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and will be broadcast on China’s major television network, China Central Television (CCTV).

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I find a few things fascinating there:

  1. How all other Olympians train for years and how many never make it
  2. How China wants a real hype for the 2008 Olympics in Bejing
  3. It creates a huge interest in a previously low-media-profile sport
  4. How much the Chinese love reality TV!!!

What are your thoughts? Comment and let me know.


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