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Rio 2007 Pan American Games

My trip to Rio in July 2007 for the first week of the Pan American Games.

The Favor of God

Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  |  Jul 12, 2007
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Today I was wondering if I would get the last video I needed for my television piece for the Pan American Games.

There was a rumor that the head of the Organizing Committee - Carlos Arthur Nuzman - was going to be in the Main Press Center today. I called all the contacts I could muster last night trying to find out. But it was not confirmed.

Then not only did Nuzman show up, but also IOC president Jacques Rogge, Mario Vasquez Rana the head of PASO the Pan American Sports Organization and three other big wigs.

So not only did I get the people I needed, I got them all at once! Thanks be to God for his wonderful gift.

I also sent my video to Washington, via FTP which took nearly two hours. My editor blew out of the office at 2:00, and the TV intern who was working on the project has FRIDAY OFF!!!!

But I can be satisfied that I have done my part. I have shot what I was here to shoot, and I have edited it as much as I could in the field. It isn't ESPN, but it's what I get paid to do. So that's good.

Now the script needs editing and the package is in the hands of others. We'll see what they do with it.
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