Olympic reporting role for Barry woman
A BARRY woman will venture trackside at London's Olympic Stadium after being chosen as a Press Operations Games Maker.
Liz Rawlings has been chosen as a Flashquote Reporter for the Press Operations Team at the stadium and the Riverbank Arena, where the hockey will take place.
Liz, a PR and communications manager for the charity Tenovus, was one of 250,000 people that applied to be a London Olympics Games Maker in 2010, and after being shortlisted for an interview last summer she was offered one of the 70,000 voluntary places.
"I am really excited to be involved in London 2012 and feel incredibly lucky to have been picked from hundreds of thousands of people to help make the Olympic Games amazing," she said.
"My role as a Flashquote Reporter will be to rush down to the 'mixed zone' after the athletes finish a game or a race and gather quotes from those who have been identified beforehand, and then quickly write those quotes up so they can be sent to the world's press."
Former Bryn Hafren pupil Liz, 25, said she was looking forward to the experience.
"ItÕs a bit nerve wracking," she said.
"I have been swotting up on all the athletes recently!"
Liz will start work on Sunday (July 29) and will spend two weeks between the Olympic Stadium and Riverbank Arena.
Each shift will either last from 7am until the evening or the afternoon until midnight.
Vicki Spencer, director of communications and marketing at Tenovus, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Liz and everyone at Tenovus is very proud of her.
"We know she'll be wonderful and will bring all that she learns back to her role at Tenovus."