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Column: Notes on Writing: Sports Writing


At first glance, the term “sports writing” might seem like a niche genre, but I would disagree. Sports writing is like a tree with endless branches. It can be fiction or nonfiction. It can tell the story of a large event (the Olympics) or a particular sport, whether it’s the earliest ancient Greek foot races, or the newly invented Bossaball, which, according to the internet, is a combination of volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, capoeira and extreme trampolining. Sign me up!

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