Stephanie Khoury, a Jefferson Township High School graduate, has been selected by NBC Sports to assist with the network's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, being held Feb. 6 through 23 in Sochi, Russia. Khoury, now a junior at Ithaca College, is majoring in documentary studies and production at the college's Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Khoury will be one of 34 students from the Park School who will be serving essential behind-the-scenes roles at the world's biggest athletic event. Ithaca joins Syracuse University and Bradley University as the only institutions nationwide who are providing interns to NBC Sports for its Olympics coverage.
"I'm excited to go to the Olympics because I was a downhill skier in high school, and to see in person the athletes I used to watch on television is such an amazing opportunity," Khoury said in a statement.
Twenty-five of the students will serve their intern assignments in or around Sochi, a resort city located on the Black Sea. The remaining nine will be based at the NBC Sports broadcast and production facility in Stamford, Connecticut.
Intern duties will range from handling specific events - including ice hockey, figure skating and freestyle skiing - to working in the International Broadcast Center or what's known as the Highlights Factory, which the network developed to package and distribute coverage through multiple media platforms.