Athletes were doing a double take at the track and swimming competitions this week. Who is that with all those cameras? Isn’t that tennis legend Mary Carillo interviewing people over there?
Yes, it was Mary Carillo with a crew from HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel prowling those and other venues preparing a major feature about the National Senior Games for the long-running successful program aired for 50 million subscribers.
“They called us over a year ago saying they wanted to do this profile in Albuquerque but they decided too late to get it done right,” says NSGA Communications and Media Director Del Moon. “They researched everything about the Games and are interested in what it means to the participants and what they show to the rest of the world about keeping active and motivated.”
Numerous athletes have been interviewed that represent various sub themes that will comprise the whole story. The feature will appear on HBO and its streaming platform in the summer. Watch for it!