The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host an Olympic Media Day July 10 at Hook and Pool Ranges. Seven Soldiers from the USAMU have qualified to compete in London this summer. Among the Soldiers who have qualified for the London Olympics are a husband-wife duo, two reigning Olympic Gold medalists, a four-time Olympian, two first-time Olympians, and the first active-duty Soldier ever to be nominated to the Paralympic Games.
Members of the media will have the opportunity to film, photograph and interview the Soldiers. Soldiers will conduct live training and be available for interviews following training. Media members will have the chance to shoot the guns similar to the ones Olympians will use in competition. This is the final opportunity to talk to the Soldier Olympians before they depart for pre-Olympic training camps. Opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games are July 27.
USAMU Soldiers started earning berths on U.S. Olympic Teams in 1960 and since then the unit has had a representative in every Summer Olympic Games the U.S. has participated in. USAMU Olympians have earned a total of 23 Olympic Medals, more than half of all U.S. shooting medals won since the inception of the unit.
For more information and to register, please contact Michael Molinaro at (706) 545-5436 or email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Media registration will close July 9. There will be no exceptions due to security procedures.
Media Day Schedule:
- 8:45 am: Pick up at I-185 Gate
- 9-10:30 am: Live Training and Media Shoot
- 10:45 am – until complete: Interview Sessions