Q media panel: Sochi wrap-up chat

L to R: Nahlah Ayed, Jian Ghomeshi, David Common and Heather Hiscox pose in a small recording studio in Sochi (CBC)


From the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jian convenes a special media panel featuring three top CBC journalists: Nahlah Ayed, David Common and Heather Hiscox. The journalists, who have covered stories both inside and outside the "Olympic bubble", reflect on the range and quality of coverage before and during Sochi 2014.

The reporters discuss everything from security issues and human rights abuses to athlete back-stories and the popular #SochiProblems hashtag.

Where do we go from here?

The panelists agree that the story should not end with the Closing Ceremony. They note that there are many outstanding questions.

Will poorly-constructed buildings really be turned into housing for locals? How long will the Kremlin hold on to the surveillance data gathered during the games? Will the migrant workers who helped set up the games receive their outstanding paychecks? Many are expected to return to do take-down work.

We're curious: which stories have you been following? Have you been paying more attention to the competitions or the larger context? After the games end, which issues would you like to see the media follow up on?

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