Come to Rome for the 32nd Summer Olympiad!
|Every four years, the world's eyes focus on one city in anticipation of the Summer Olympic Games. Imagine if in 2020 Rome would be in the spotlight for this moment. Getting the Games a second time was no small feat. The events themselves will loom just as large. What will happen when millions of people make their way to Italy's capital? That story lies in your hands.|
This interactive encourages participants to create and develop the characters, storylines and details of what Rome might be like down the road. I will provide some guidance but urge all the participants to hash out the specifics. This includes names, physical details and plot points. (Yes, I am leaving all of this up to you.) Here are some things to keep in mind when hashing out this story.
Add as many options to chapters as possible. The goal of this interactive is to show a wide variety of perspectives in an arena where diversity takes center stage.
The 18+ rating is for potential references to drugs, sexual activity and violence on a storywide scale. DO NOT ABUSE IT! Any chapters with strong profanity, explicit sexual content or excessive gore/violence will be deleted. If you are unsure of how much is too much, consider fading to black. This option leaves more to the readers' imaginations.
Additions must be at least four sentences in length. The closer you get to maxing out the character maximum for your chapter, though, the better.
DO check out Olympics-related websites and multimedia for research and inspiration. Here are some places to start.
The Official Olympics Website
GamesBids.Com Covers the Bidding Process
Flickr's Rome tag
World Anti-Doping Agency
Photos from 1960 Rome Olympics
A good place to find Olympics videos past and present
United States Olympic Committee
You may also visit "The Blazing Cauldron" [18+] to ask questions about the story or the Olympics in general.
I hereby declare the Olympia interactive open!