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What they’ve said | NICOLAY sports + entertainment

“I’ve produced shows for the Olympics, Radio City, MTV, the NBA, Citicorp and the White House. Nowhere have I worked with a more talented and consummate professional than Christy Nicolay.  She’s simply the best in the business, and if I can’t be on her team, I want her on mine!”

Gail Seay | Principal & Creative Director, Homer Productions

“We hired Christy Nicolay to run the Sport Production for the Salt Lake Olympic Games in 2000.  She spent the next 18 months putting together an incredible team and an organization second to none.  Her passion for her work is her first priority and delivering on the promise of a great games.  Christy is straight forward, professional and plays no games as she truly believes in her organization and the teams she assembles.  Christy delivered in every way in Salt Lake and for the entire Sport Production Team.  Any Games are good hands if they have the foresight to bring Christy Nicolay onboard.”

Sayre Wiseman | Director of Ceremonies, Salt Lake Olympic Committee

“Christy lead of team of enthusiastic, motivated professionals and delivered a world-class in-venue experience for our athletes, spectators, dignitaries and our world wide audience. Her talents and experience were critical in bringing together leading edge technology, creativity and an extreme attention to detail that enabled our Games to be the huge success that it was.”

Tim Gayda | Vice President, Sport-Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

“Christy is just a wonderfully talented person to work with.  She put 110% in everything that she does. Her tremendous know-how and expertise means that she can step into any level of production with any size budget and make it a success.”

Maria McNulty | Event Producer, Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

“Christy brings a spirit of teamwork and creativity that is unrivaled in the international sport production world. Each time I have worked with Christy, we have managed to set new standards by which the entertainment of sport is measured. Expertly building a team of qualified and passionate people, Christy is innovative and unique, while also maintaining and enhancing the tradition and respect for the sport itself.”

Paul Kalil | President/CEO, Big Screen Network Productions, Inc.

“There is a reason that Christy Nicolay is sought out and retained on the most important and significant projects there are.   There is a reason she works again and again for the same influential clients, who trust her as deeply as they respect her.  There is a reason that so many people follow her anywhere she decides to share her vision, signing up to do anything for her…to be a part of her team.  It’s called Passion.  Christy passionately demonstrates consistent and creative direction…faithful to a vision that is current, powerful and unique…which I can tell you, as a designer: is as rare as it is necessary.  She displays direct, strong and supportive leadership as passionately with those who hire her as to those who stand in line to work alongside her.  She regularly challenges her teams of collaborators to match her passionate desire to create inventive, memorable and original events…and they are as memorable to us as they are to the attendees.  She has a finger on the pulse of design, culture, art and the way they passionately mesh with the Live Event…and she settles for nothing less than the best.  I can tell you that I am a dedicated supporter, a ready participant and a devoted believer in Christy Nicolay and the passion she brings to everything with which she becomes involved (including the work, life and friendships).  If you want a memorable Event or Experience…if you want to work with the best…than you should look no further than Christy Nicolay.”

Michael E. Downs | President & Founder/Director of Environments, Downsart, Inc.

“Christy simply takes care of business. Thorough, passionate and commited to creating first class events and experiences.”

Kevin Monaghan | Senior Vice President-Business Development and Managing Director of Digital Media, NBC Sports

“I think Christy represents the gold standard of event production. Her work on the Olympic Games is a case in point. She has helped define the genre of sport production. Making the event even more compelling, meaningful and educational to our spectators, with the use of the proper tools and the right people, she has done much to increase and enhance the spectator experience at the Olympic Games.

She is passionate about her mission and the work she does, and is a tireless champion of creativity and encouraging people to do their very best work. And in having all the most up to date tools to enhance telling the story. I have worked at four Olympic Games with Christy and I have always been impressed by her unique ways of looking outside the box and bringing the best out of people. She has well earned her stripes and I am thrilled to recommend her, my work at the Olympic Games has always been made better by her guidance.

An Emmy-award winning producer friend of mine always encouraged me (and all announcer-types, to Educate, Inspire and Inform)—Christy does that, and I think the Olympic Games have been much enhanced by her efforts.”

Peter Graves | 8 Time Olympic Games Announcer
Public Relations & Communications Director
USA Ski Jumping

“Running the show part of The Race of Champions since 2008 Christy has been a key factor in organizing our World Class events at Wembley Stadium, the Bird’s Nest in Beijing and Esprit arena in Duesseldorf. Always positive even in sometimes challenging conditions like when winter starts early in China and equipment is missing…. With her wealth of experience and great spirit Christy was immediately appreciated by everyone on Team ROC both professionally and personally and we are looking forward to continue to work with her for many years to come.”

Fredrik Johnsson | President, International Media Productions, “Race of Champions”

“Having worked with Christy on two Olympic Games I’ve had many opportunities to witness her skill set, talent and experience in action. Her work is the cornerstone of a seamless and unforgettable spectator experience. The team Christy has amassed over the years are the world’s best and her leadership of them ensures consistent delivery of a world class experience for both spectators and athletes. From Salt Lake to Vancouver I’ve watched Christy consistently raise the bar in the world of sport production leaving us all breathless from cheering and exhilarated from witnessing Olympic sport highlighted so creatively and passionately.”

Cathy Priestner-Allinger | Executive Vice-President of Sport, Paralympic Games and Venue Management Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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