Sports Illustrated Reporter Richard Deitsch Discusses His Experiences Covering the 2008 Olympics In Beijing

This event was held on October 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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A total of 10,500 athletes took part in 302 events in 28 sports in the recent 2008 Summer Olympic games. Richard Deitsch, a UM Knight-Wallace Fellow, is special projects editor and media writer for He has covered four Olympic Games, including Salt Lake City, Athens, Turin and Beijing. At this program, Deitsch will give his eye-witness account of the '08 games. Cosponsored by the UM Knight-Wallace Fellows Program

A resident of New York City, Richard Deitsch is a Knight-Wallace Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year at the University of Michigan, where he will explore the relevancy of the Olympics in the 21st century.

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