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Creator Selected to Cover Surfing Competition for Olympic Games Paris 2024

In October, NBCUniversal in partnership with Visa, the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, launched a new program, “Tap into Tahiti,” to send a content creator to Tahiti to cover the surfing competition for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

April 16, 2024

Following a months-long casting call process, NBCUniversal is excited to announce Cj Kirwan, has been selected for the program. Cj will head to Tahiti to produce content around the men’s and women’s surfing competitions that will be distributed across numerous NBCUniversal platforms.

“We are excited to have Cj Kirwan join us on the exotic island of Tahiti, for one of the most exciting events of this year’s Olympic Games,” said Dan Lovinger, President, Olympic & Paralympic Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “Cj brings a unique level of authenticity and relatability to our storytelling efforts around the surfing competition and allows us to connect advertisers with new audiences.”

Additionally, as part of this partnership, Visa, in its commitment to empowering creators, is providing the necessary tools and resources to help Cj grow his brand and improve his skills throughout the program.

“On behalf of Visa, we want to congratulate Cj on becoming the Tap into Tahiti correspondent for the upcoming Olympic Games,” said Mary Ann Reilly, Chief Marketing Officer of North America, Visa. “Cj’s journey is a great example of how content creators can make their career dreams a reality, while inspiring the next generation. Excellence requires help, and Cj’s story is just one illustration of what’s possible.”

The men’s and women’s Olympic surfing competition will take place in Tahiti – the largest island in French Polynesia – July 27-30, 2024, and viewers can watch across the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock.  

NBCUniversal is gearing up to host the 2024 Paris Olympic Games across its platforms in 100 days. Paris 2024 will not only be the first Games post-pandemic with fans back in the stands, but it will be the biggest media event of the year.