Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brennan, the boy journalist, has story of his own at Games


VANCOUVER : Brennan LaBrie is no sportsman, but he holds one of the most curious records of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver: he is the most precocious journalist in Olympic history.

"Brennan, stop reading the papers!"

The boy, aged 10, attributes the sentence to his mother, overwhelmed by the mountains of newspapers her son reads.

"I was always curious. My mum says that one of the first things I ever learnt to say was, 'why?'" the young American tells the German Press Agency DPA.

Even as his friends were at school, Brennan spent a week-and-a-half covering the Winter Olympics. LaBrie is disconcerting, because he talks with the fluency, the speed and the vocabulary of an adult.

He was chosen for Time For Kids - the children's edition of Time magazine, which has 3.5 million subscribers - in September from among 12 candidates who had previously been shortlisted among 400 children.

LaBrie could hardly believe he was going to the Olympics.

"But they told me the prize was just to go there for one day. 'No way!' I told them. If I go to the Games it is to be with the sportspeople, to see them, to talk to them, not to visit." (Read More)

Article in Spanish
Un niño que pone la nota

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