Bradley's Connection with the Olympics Continues

August 3, 2021

Patience is paying off for one Bradley student and one Bradley graduate as they are finally able to immerse themselves in the behind-the-scenes action for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. After being delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, senior Miguel Agyei and 2021 graduate Hernan Gutierrez are currently stationed in Stamford, Conn., at the NBC Sports Headquarters to help with NBCUniversal's production of the Games.

During the Olympic competition, their main duties include logging game feeds, inserting ads into live streams and creating highlight reels. Before departing, both students shared their excitement with us.

"It's always beautiful to tell the stories of athletes, fans and individuals behind the scenes," said Agyei. "I can't wait to help with the process of capturing the stories for this great event."

"I can't think of another event that brings the world together like the Olympics," said Gutierrez. "I applied my first year for the Winter Olympics [internship program] and got an interview, but didn't end up getting the internship. It pushed me to get experience so I could apply for the Summer Olympics."

Bradley's Olympic internship advisor and communications professor, Dr. Paul Gullifor, said "This incredibly sophisticated production is a premier opportunity for our students to experience sports on a global stage."

Bradley has consistently been a part of NBC's production of the Olympics since 2012.

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