Pj wanted to snag Cecil Bleiker for a podcast because he is one of those ‘behind the scenes’ sports people that have the best stories.
Cecil got his start at Texas A & M University, where he graduated with a degree in kinesiology, specializing in sports management. His university experience has led to a long and successful career in numerous national sport governing bodies as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
He has worked at 17 multi-sport Games, including 8 Olympic Games in various capacities, including, press attaché for the USOC. He has a passion for sport and for ‘getting it right’ which precipitated the launch of his ABC Sport Management, LLC in 2008, where Cecil is founder and president. ABC Sport Management is dedicated to athlete representation, event management and strategically integrated public relations support and consultation to sports organizations.
Cecil now finds himself in Toronto as the Director of Press Operations for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
If you have wondered about the people who seem to be accompanying the athletes at events like the Olympic Games and just what you have to do in those different roles, then this podcast is for you.
Follow Cecil on Twitter @CecilBleiker.