Read Fay's Olympic diary on this site!

THE biggest sporting event in the world is about to start - and the Mercury is going to be in the thick of the action!As we reported a few weeks ago, Diss media student Fay Whittaker has been selected to work in the Beijing Olympics press office during this summer's games.

THE biggest sporting event in the world is about to start - and the Mercury is going to be in the thick of the action!

As we reported a few weeks ago, Diss media student Fay Whittaker has been selected to work in the Beijing Olympics press office during this summer's games.

And she will be reporting regularly about her time in China on the Mercury's website!

Fay, 21, is part of a select group of 24 students from Sheffield Hallam University who will be heading to China to work in the official media centre.

She will work alongside professional journalists, interviewing athletes and writing news pieces for national and international media.

Fay, who is studying for a BA in journalism studies, said: “I am really excited, it is a brilliant opportunity for me.”

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The students headed out to China on July 3 in plenty of time to prepare for the start of the Olympics on August 8 and some of the students will be staying on to report on the Para Olympics which ends on September 18.