Humans of Olympics: A glimpse at the spirit of the Rio Games
With the ‘Humans of Olympics’ series, we interact with volunteers, journalists, former athletes and the likes to capture the soul of the 2016 Rio Games
The biggest quadrennial sporting event is here and Olympic fever has taken over the world. Records are being broken and medal tallies are rising. There are cheers and tears too. But the Games aren’t just about winning and losing alone. It isn't only about who is the best at which sport. The Olympics are celebrated because of the people — both inside and outside stadium. People from all over the world come together for their love of sports and make this sporting extravaganza possible.
Firstpost went right at the heart of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to capture this human spirit. With our series ‘Humans of Olympics’, we interact with volunteers, journalists and former athletes to capture the soul of the 2016 Rio Games.
If you want a glimpse at what these stories are like, read our story about these Indian twins volunteering at Rio 2016, this Russian journalist who in great demand to give insight into the doping scandal or about a 49 years-old canoeist's fifth Olympic Games as an athlete!
These are the people who set the tone of the Games, even though they don’t even participate in them! Stay tuned on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds of Firstpost to catch more stories straight from the Olympic village. You can also share your favourite 'Humans of Olympics' tale to celebrate the spirit of the Rio Games!