Graduate Rob set for Olympics role
20 June 2012
A GLYNDŴR University journalism graduate is to take on a key communications role at the London Olympics.
Robert Doman, who graduated from the university’s Certificate of Higher Education in Journalism course in 2010, is to head to the capital to work in the Games press office.
He will be working alongside the world’s press after being picked from among 250,000 applicants, after initially showing an interest in the position more than two years ago.
Robert works as a reporter at the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer, a job he secured through work experience carried out as part of the university’s partnership with NWN Media.
After finding out he had been picked out to help the London Olympic Games Organising Committee’s press operations team just before Christmas, the news and sports reporter said he was beginning to feel the excitement building ahead of the upcoming Games.
Robert said: “Seeing how many people lined the streets of Oswestry to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Torch made me realise just how huge an occasion it will be.
“It is probably the only way I will get selected to for the Olympics, but hopefully I will be as quick out of the blocks as anybody else when my role begins in July.”
Robert will be working at the Copper Box venue just a few hundred yards from the main Olympic stadium.
His responsibilities begin just 24 hours before the official opening ceremony takes place and he is hoping his time with the Advertizer will stand him in good stead to help carry the flag for his fellow journalists when the Games are under way.
He said: “It will be an amazing experience, and to have a chance to soak up the sights and sounds of such an electrifying atmosphere from within the Olympic Park itself will be fantastic.”