Although I am still not really sure what day it is, other than Olympic Opening day, I know that it was USAT Media Day.
After checking into the Main Press Center and receiving the final packet of materials and my photo vest, I met Hunter Kemper on the Olympic Village set of NBC’s Today Show. Hunter laughed when they sent him to Hair & Make Up.
He was relaxed and everyone on the set had a great time, while he was demonstrating to Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie how they should cheer for him at the Olympic Triathlon on August 7th.
A quick unguided tour of the International Broadcast Center proved that even the broadcast guys like to have there photo taken.
Next I headed up to the Canon Professional Services area to have my fish-eye lens checked.
“Well it seems to work up close, but the distance seems to be a tad off – we will fix it overnight and have it for you in the morning”
Now it is time for the Press Conference with Gwen Jorgensen and Manny Huerta, both were delightful and individually fielded questions and told stories for 45 minutes.
I made a new friend on the way back to my lodging!
Tonight I have a fabulous view of the Opening Ceremonies (on TV) watching with the UEL staff.
Tomorrow I will be exploring a bit of London and checking all of the places that I can find Olympic Rings. Sunday, I head out to the Guildford Training camp to rejoin the team.
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