GB Classic: Capturing an Historic Olympic Moment


Before founding Growing Bolder, our CEO Marc Middleton covered sports for a TV station in Orlando, Florida. In 1992, he traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to cover the Summer Olympic Games, including a local gymnast named Wendy Bruce.

Since the Olympics is a rights holders event only, he and his cameraman were not allowed to video tape any of the finals. In fact, they couldn’t even get a credential for the finals of the women’s team gymnastics competition. He wanted to attend to watch Wendy compete with the U.S. women’s team as the team tried to win its first-ever Olympic medal in a non-boycotted Olympics.

With no credential and without his camera, he still turned a video story for the local news. Where there’s a will (to break the rules) there’s a way. See how he got it done.