We watched the Olympics in Bath this weekend. We watched as Ryan Lochte beat Phelps and won his gold medal. For months the media have been circulating around Lochte. Many of us were cheering for Lochte and were ecstatic when he won. A year ago none of us knew who he was, and last night we were excited he won. The media really set the agenda on the Olympics and who gets what coverage. Usually athletes win and then become well known but the media completely reversed the process. Even though Lochte has won medals in the past he was overshadowed by Phelps. Now we pull for athletes because the media tells us to. I knew the media was powerful but out of thousands of athletes they choose which ones become legacy Olympians.