The Seattle Times team of 15 will bring you the Winter Olympics Games in print and online.
The Seattle Times is sending 15 reporters, photographers, photo editors and online journalists to the Winter Olympics, the third-largest team of any U.S. newspaper. The Times’ coverage will include a daily Olympic special section from Feb. 13 through March 1, and up-to-the minute online coverage from Vancouver and Whistler.
Ron Judd, who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will be at his seventh Games. Excerpts of his book “The Winter Olympics: An Insider’s Guide to the Legends, the Lore and the Games,” are on seattletimes.com. Judd, who’s on a lifelong mission to have ice dance replaced by barrel jumping, will be based in Whistler and will offer insights in print and in his Olympic Insider blog.
Steve Kelley, a Times sports columnist for 27 years, will cover his ninth Olympics and fourth Winter Games. He has vowed to make the U.S. curling team in 2014. Based in Vancouver, he will offer his opinions in print and will also blog.
Jerry Brewer, a Times sports columnist since 2006, is covering his third Olympic Games. Brewer, who covered the 2002 Winter Games and 2004 Summer Games, is certain he could beat Apolo Ohno — at ballroom dancing, not short-track. Based in Vancouver, Brewer will write for print, blog and do Twitter updates.
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Bob Condotta has been a beat reporter for Washington football and men’s basketball at The Times since 2002. He will be at his first Olympics and hopes to understand the icing rule by the time the Games begin. He will cover events in Vancouver, blog and do Twitter updates.
Jack Broom, a Seattle native, has been at The Times since 1977, but has never been closer to an Olympics than his own couch. He’ll focus on stories outside the sports venues, on the people and happenings that help make the Olympics a focus of worldwide fascination.
Kristi Heim will be covering her second Olympic Games, after reporting from Beijing in 2008. Heim, a Times reporter since 2004, will look for news and off-beat stories from the social, economic and cultural sides of the Olympics. She was a student volunteer during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and still has the day-glo uniform to prove it.
Meri-Jo Borzilleri is covering her fourth Olympics, but is working her fifth. Her first job was selling bagels with a sister at the 1980 Winter Games in her hometown of Lake Placid, N.Y. The freelance reporter will cover events in Whistler and contribute to the Talk of the Games blog.
Photo team: A Seattle Times team of five award-winning photojournalists will be covering the Winter Olympics. Photo editor Kevin Fujii, covering his fourth Olympics, will be based in Vancouver, along with photographers John Lok and Mike Siegel. Photo editor Fred Nelson and photographer Steve Ringman will be based in Whistler. Their images will be showcased in our daily Olympic special sections and online photo galleries throughout the Games.
Online team: Seattle Times producers Tiffany Campbell and Stephanie Clary and videographer Genevieve Alvarez will bring you all things live and Web during the 2010 Games — live web video streaming, Twitter, multimedia storytelling and more. They’ll be tapping into the community, the fans, fellow Times staffers and athletes to show you what it’s like to be in the midst of the Olympic experience. Follow them on twitter or on our Olympic Outsiders blog.