Ashley Wagner is gearing up for her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia this week — but that’s not all she’s doing.
On blogging: “Well, I used to [have a video] blog, and that was really fun for me. I would take the camera and show people around backstage, show what it was like, you know, walking back to the competitor’s lounge, or what it was like getting rehab done on an injury…So for SI.com, I’m mostly just giving people a glimpse of what it’s like on this crazy journey to Sochi. I mean because there are so many different aspects of competing and preparing and designing even that go on in figure skating, I wanted to give people a little insight into that.”
On her future career as a sports journalist: “Yeah, I want to stay involved in sports in one way or another. And I would love to coach, but I also feel like I’ve been on this one side of figure skating, and I’m so ready to see what it’s like to be on the other side — and be able to get those stories out of athletes.”
On the sport she’d love to cover: “I love hockey. That’s actually one of my favorite sports. And this season I have no cable, and I’ve been too busy to watch. But I think if I were to choose another sport, it would be hockey.”
Can’t wait to see Ashley on the ice next week!