Episode #15 (edited) of The Social Sports and Entertainment Show with Chris Yates features Olympic track and field athlete Jamie Nieto.
Jamie joined us from his apartment in the Olympic Village and despite the technical difficulties we experienced stayed dedicated to his fans by joining multiple times. Jamie, at 35 years of age, is the oldest american high jumper to ever qualify for the Olympics.
(05:48) Jamie discusses how in 2010 he wasn't sure if he wanted to continue to compete.
(08:21) Jamie discuses how after not qualifying in the 2008 Olympics Jamie decided to try acting.
(08:35) M. Monica asks about how Jamie feels when the eyes of the world watching as he is competing in the Olympics.
(10:20) Chris Yates asks Jamie about how often he works out just before the Olympics and about his experience while in the Olympic Village.
(12:08) Jamie shows everyone the view from his balcony which overlooks the Olympic Village.
(12:30) Jamie talks about how during his travels to different competitions he is constantly taking time to enjoy the places that he visits and posts photos on his website.
(13:04) Iyel Bey asks Jamie about his lead role in the upcoming Roberto Clemente film.
(14:12) Jamie tells the group about what a man with as many talents as he has can not do.
(16:13) M Monica asks Jamie if he advocates or supports upcoming athletes. Jamie responds with how he runs a track camp that has many Olympians and world class athletes to assist with training.
(17:37) Victor Solis types into the chat a question for Jamie about what advice to give to inspire college bound athletes.
(18:27) Khadevis Robinson (800m runner) joins the Hangout to say hello to the Olympic fans.
(20:21) Ken Troupe asks Jamie about what inspired him to start doing high jump training and competitions.
(21:27) Iyel Bey questions Jamie about what role his faith plays in his success.
(22:31) Chris asks about how much connection Jamie has to his family and friends while at the Olympics.
Connect with Jamie Nieto by following these links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamienieto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madhops245 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/madhops2m45 IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3489759/
Production by: http://www.huddleproductions.com
Host: Chris Yates
Producers: Charles Hogge & Knox Keith