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Norwich:One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence

Karen Crouse

The small town of Norwich, Vermont has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past 30 years. How does Norwich do it? To find out, New York Times reporter Karen Crouse moved there, immersing herself in the lives of Norwich Olympians past and present. She discovered a school sports culture where kids aren’t cut from teams, don’t specialize in a single sport, and root for their rivals, while hands-off parents remind their kids that making it to the Olympics is not the pinnacle of a career, but a fun stop on the way to achieving other dreams. An inspiring read in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, beginning February 9th.