ABOUT THE TRIP.

BSU at the Games is a group of 40 students from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. who will be traveling to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London from July 23 to August 15. This opportunity will allow students to gain unparalleled career experience in journalism, telecommunications, digital sports media production, photojournalism, public relations and graphic design. Ball State at the Games is part of the university’s immersive learning initiative. 

We will seek, create and share stories from the Games, be a trusted source of Olympic coverage to our followers and gain media placement for our work.

Check back for regular posts of our articles, photography, multimedia and graphics in the stories section of our website. Learn more about the London Olympics with our “British Word-of-the-Day,medal count and interactive map. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our journey across the Atlantic to cover the most widely watched sporting event in our weekly blog. Lastly, connect with us by submitting your story ideas and following our social media.

For media resources on the BSU at the Games program, including releases, quotes, news updates and photos, please visit our media center.


WHERE ARE WE?Map of where we are in England

During our three-week stay, we are residing in newly built student dorms in Worcester, England,locatedabout two hours northwest of London. Worcester (woos-ter) is an idyllic riverside setting near the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and the Welsh border (check out our interactive map). Nearby towns are Oxford and the Shakespearian centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Our student reporters, photographers and graphic designers will travel to the many Olympic sites throughout London and the surrounding areas in search of unique stories about the sports, people and places of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.