2012 Summer Olympic Interns
Peter Costanzo '14 and Eliza Flood '15 have front-row seats to all the behind-the-scenes action at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as interns for NBC Sports.
Flood, who is serving as a production runner for the beach-volleyball event in Hyde Park, anticipates an atmosphere teeming with global camaraderie.
Costanzo is working within the International Broadcasting Center, which serves as the Olympic headquarters for world broadcasters.
COMMENTS FROM PETER:
August 14th, 2012: "I can't believe the Olympics are
already over! I had such an awesome time at the Olympics! It was an experience
that I will always remember."
|Photo of Peter Costanzo '14 with NBC Primetime
correspondent Mary Carillo.
|Peter at the Aquatics Center
Comments from Peter:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012:
“I spend roughly 14 hours daily in central tape helping the primetime
team prepare for NBC's national telecast. While I did not get to see the
opening ceremony in person, I was happy for the chance to experience
first-hand the behind-the-scenes action. It was intense and exciting to
watch all the NBC executives come together and exchange ideas on what
ultimately would get aired on national television. I was logging,
watching the opening ceremonies on the monitor, and providing support
July 27, 2012: "All over London you can feel the anticipation building
for the games. That’s all you hear on the streets, in pubs, and
everywhere else you
go. The past few days, the Olympic torch has been carried throughout
London bringing people from around the world together on the streets. I
can’t wait until tonight’s opening ceremony. There have also been a
number of rehearsals at the stadium for the opening
ceremonies, but everything is under wraps.
atmosphere in the International Broadcasting Center is intense as NBC
prepares for the broadcast. As a member of the "primetime" production
team in “central
tape”, we have a limited amount of time to obtain the feeds from the
various venues, get them edited, and ready to air on national television
(NY time) for viewing. It will be exciting, but there’s serious work
that needs to get done and it’s imperative we
all work as a team".