NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 2.2 Special Theme: Competition
Deadline for Submissions: 5 October 2012
This July, the world will see Olympic athletes perform at their limits for personal and national glory. But, London restaurants will also compete for customers. Journalists from around the globe will vie for the best story. Fans, too, form an important part of Olympic competition, even if they are thousands of miles away from the physical action. Fans may not compete on the track, but fans do compete against the fans of opposing teams. Why do we feel compelled to compete, to watch competitions, and to pick sides?