Friday, July 2, 2010

Olympic Nick is Back!

Since I last left you, I've been at home with my parents in San Antonio, alternating between job searching and soul searching. My sister got married and the U.S. made a run at the FIFA World Cup. I've volunteered as a media relations assistant for the 2010 NCAA Women's Final Four at the Alamodome and I've worked for the U.S. Census Bureua as a crew leader, supervising 20 interesting characters. Both were great experiences that did more than just fill my time.

But things started to change about three weeks ago. I received an email from my old boss at the U.S. Olympic Committee. He wanted to know if I was interested in 1) going to the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and 2) working remotely for USA Canoe/Kayak about ten hours a week. I immediately accepted both offers. In Singapore in August, I will be the lone USA representative in the Young Reporters Program organized by the International Olympic Committee. I'm now working with USA Canoe/Kayak, but also US Fencing. Turns out both sports' national governing bodies needed help and they needed it immediately. I was promptly shipped to Brooklyn, where I covered the NYC Fencing World Cup. On Monday, I head to Atlanta for the Fencing Summer National Championships. The canoe/kayak gig could potentially last through the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Things have been happening very fast. In the meantime, I'm planning to enroll in the Master's of Advertising & Public Relations program at TCU in the fall. One thing is for sure, I'm bringing back the blog, Olympic Nick is back!


  1. NICK! that's great news. congratulations. we will both be in the metro - good times to come!!

  2. Outstanding! Now my summer reading will take a turn to the adventure! Good luck and good writing!....Uncle Feech