Ithaca College students taking part in NBC's coverage of the Rio Olympics
ITHACA, N.Y. -- When the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio begin there will be Ithaca College students helping the effort to bring those games to your television screen.
13 interns from the college's Roy H. Park School of Communications will be working with NBC as the network covers the games from August 5-12 in Rio de Janeiro. Three of those students will be in or around Rio, while the other 10 will be at the NBC Sports facility in Stamford, Connecticut.
For several of the students, this will be a great opportunity to be involved in an historic event while also getting introduced to their chosen career path.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the NBC Sports team covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said Jacob Asman, a senior television-radio major. “As an aspiring sports broadcaster, I couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to represent Ithaca College, while contributing to one of the world’s biggest sports broadcasts.”
Some of the interns are athletes themselves, and say they're eager to see top athletes compete in person.
“I’m excited to see all the sports, especially the events you don’t normally get to see,” said Overholt.
This isn't the first time Ithaca College students have interned at the Olympics. Students have interned at each of the Summer and Winter Olympic games since 2006.