CHRISTY NICOLAY

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, never knowing what I wanted to do when I grew up. I only knew that I wanted to combine sports somehow, international travel, and production. I’ve also always wanted to work with people from all around the world, and I’m so grateful that now that’s what I get to do every single day. I have the best International team. So lucky!

Sport presentation specialty: Executive Producer

Nationality: American

Country of Residence: USA

Age: Let’s just say I feel 25

Hobbies: Yoga, Snowboarding, and Hiking with my rescue pups

Favourite Winter Sport: Snowboarding Big Air, Slopestyle, and Halfpipe

Number of Olympic Games: 10
Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 (Paralympic Games only), Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018, and Lausanne 2020 will be my tenth Olympic Games! I guess it’s addictive

Favourite quote: “Wherever you go, there you are.” Confucius

BRAD J LILLEY

As a Professional Announcer, I have had the pleasure to work in the NBA, MLB, NFL, over 40 X Games, and 5 Olympic Games. I have traveled the world extensively, doing what I love as a job. People tell me if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Sport Presentation Specialty: TV Announcer, Live Announcer, Field Reporter, and DJ

Nationality: American

Country of Residence: USA

Age: 55

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Surfing, Skateboarding, and Mountain Biking

Favourite Winter Sport: Snowboarding

Number of Olympic Games: 5
2002, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2018, and booked for Tokyo 2020

Favourite quote: “A life is only important in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson

EDDIE DIAMANTOPOULOS

Never an athlete, always a sports enthusiast. I moved from cinema to sport production when the Olympics came back home in 2004 and never looked back again.

Sport presentation specialty: Venue / Lead Producer

Nationality: Greek

Country of Residence: Greece

Age: 49

Hobbies: Sports/ Arts

Favourite Winter Sport: Alpine skiing

Number of Olympic Games: 2
Athens 2004 and Rio 2016

Favourite quote: Impossible is nothing

KARLA PIPER

Having been raised in a small town in Canada with long winters, activities revolved around winter sports. Never being a top-level athlete, working in sport events is the next best thing. Sport Presentation is a passion and not a “job.”

Sport Presentation Specialty: Lead Producer and Venue Producer

Nationality: Canadian

Country of Residence: Canada

Age: 52

Hobbies: Golf and recently yoga

Favourite Winter Sport: Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating

Number of Olympic Games: 6
Salt Lake, Torino, Vancouver, Sochi, Rio, and PyeongChang

Favourite quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

LIANA BRAUER

A Brazilian born in Rio de Janeiro, mother of two. I’m an Event Manager who evolved from producing local charity events to touring with national artists but fell in love with the Sport Presentation and the Victory Ceremonies world in 2007. This first experience led me to be part of 5 international events; I enjoyed every moment of it. I always try to go back to a “normal life” after the games are over, but Christy Nicolay keeps calling me to make my dreams come true. I hope she never stops!

Sport Presentation Specialty: Planning, Management, Victory Ceremonies, and Parties

Nationality: Brazilian

Country of Residence: Portugal

Age: 38

Hobbies: TV shows, music, learning to cook,
and futevolei

Favourite Winter Sport: Figure Skating

Number of Olympic Games: 2
Rio 2016 and Buenos Aires 2018

Favourite quote: “Just keep swimming” – Dory from Finding Nemo

NICK MANDRI

Producer, dog lover, world traveller, film enthusiast. Has lived in more countries than most people have visited. I live my job because I love it!

Sport Presentation Specialty: Everything to do with moving images, also known as Video Specialist

Nationality: Welshican (Welsh Mexican)

Country of Residence: Indecisive

Age: 40

Hobbies: Cinema, Scuba diving and Yoga

Favourite Winter Sport: Snow board big air or Ski jump

Number of Olympic Games: 2,
Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018

Favourite quote: “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
Adam Watts

PJ KWONG

My home is in Toronto, Canada, and I call myself a WordBroker because I work with words; I read them. I write them. I speak them. I share my home with one of my three grown children and our two dogs, Ellie and Garth,

Sport Presentation Specialty: Announcer

Nationality: Canadian

Country of Residence: Canada

Age: Old enough to know better

Hobbies: Theatre, Movies, Travel, Reading, (Not) Cooking

Favourite Winter Sport: Figure Skating

Number of Olympic Games: 8
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018 (and booked for 2022)

Favourite quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

MONICA DELEVAUX

Sport Presentation Specialty: PA Announcing

Nationality: American

Country of Residence: Chamonix, France

Age: 43

Hobbies: Skateboarding (bowl)

Favourite Winter Sport: Skiing

Number of Olympic Games: 2

Favourite quote: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.”