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Two Sport Sciences Students Working at the Winter Olympics!

Feb 12, 2010

Two Pacific students who are working at this year's winter Olympics — Bethany Nollette, 20, and Anya Radanovich, 21 — have just filed three videos from the Whistler Olympic venue.

All three videos can be found on Pacific's YouTube page.

Pacific Students Anya and Bethany, shortly before they left for the Winter OlympicsThe first video shows the press area where Bethany has been assigned to work. The second video shows an Olympic skier practicing on one of the downhill courses. The third shows the women biatholon competitors practicing for the upcoming competition. The Whistler area, where both students have been assigned, will host skiing, Bobsledding, snowboarding and hockey events. Both students are avid snowboarders.

Unfortunately, the two students reported earlier today that they will not be able to see the rehearsals for the opening ceremony tomorrow due to their work schedules and the time it takes them to commute from where they are staying in Canada. The official opening ceremonies are scheduled for Friday.

Both students also updated a shared blog they have at http://anyabethvan.livejournal.com/ where they reported that they have official uniforms, managed to take the wrong bus one morning and have discovered some of the night life around the Olympics. Additionally, they have a shared Twitter account at http://twitter.com/anyabethvan2010 which is getting frequent updates from the pair.

Both students are San Jose area natives who are studying sport management through Pacific's Department of Sport Sciences. Both applied to be considered as volunteers and were notified last semester that they were accepted. They flew to Canada on Monday and are expected to return the first week of March.

The volunteer experience will count as an internship for both students. Nollette, a junior, said that after she graduates she hopes to go into media relations. Radanovich, a senior, is looking for a career in sports marketing.