Rio 2007 Pan American & Parapan American Games
Executive Producer-Sport Production & Medal Ceremonies
When Christy landed in Rio de Janerio in November 2006 she had been contracted by Scott Given’s “FiveCurrents” production company to Executive Produce Sport Production and Medal Ceremonies at the 2007 Pan American and Parapan American Games. The challenge: Sport Production was a relatively new concept in a Brazil and Christy needed to build a team comprised of mostly local staff.
With a small core crew of 5 experienced international staff Christy recruited, trained and managed a large team of 556 to deliver Sport Production for 41 sports competing at 29 different venues. The team also produced 334 Pan American Games medal ceremonies and 379 Para Pan American Games medal ceremonies.
Christy left her mark in Brazil with more than just a great Pan American and Parapan American Games experience for athletes and spectators; she started a number of Brazilians on a new career path with their introduction to Sport Production. A fair trade for a city that taught Christy the samba.