Not only does Texas A&M have a record number of 23 participants in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but various support personnel with Aggie ties will also be prevalent.
Serving as an assistant swimming coach for the United States Swimming team will be Aggie women's swimming head coach Steve Bultman. Aggie head track and field coach Pat Henry will also be in London as many of his current and former student-athletes, as well as one recruit, will compete in the Games.
Another Aggie coaching is Robert Fausett '97, who is the 2012 Taekwondo coach for Brazil after working with the USA team in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Fernando Palomo '96 is an Aggie who currently works with ESPN and will be covering the Games. His brother, also an Aggie, Eduardo "Guayo" Palomo '82, is the President of the El Savador Olympic Committee and serves on the executive committee of the PASO (Pan Am Sports Federation) as well as FISA (World Rowing Federation).
Shawn Price, current assistant sports information director for Aggie men's and women's track and field, is working with NBC. Former student assistant in the Texas A&M sports information office, Cecil Bleiker '96, has worked for the United States Olympic Committee for several years and will serve as a press officer at the London Games.
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