Goepper, Mother To Be Featured In NBC Broadcast
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A hometown boy turned Olympian will be featured in another national telecast to air Wednesday evening.
Nick Goepper, 19, is in Sochi, Russia preparing to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Hidden Valley native and former East Central High School student is considered by many to be the favorite to win gold in men’s ski slopestyle.
Goepper and his mother, Linda, will be featured in an Olympic Primetime special How to Raise an Olympian. The show presented by Proctor & Gamble, one of Nick’s sponsors, will air Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., locally on WLWT-TV channel 5.
The special will expand on P&G’s “Thank You Mom: Raising an Olympian” campaign and features the love, support and challenges overcome by the mothers and families of various Olympians. In addition to Goepper and mother Linda, the show will also spotlight:
· Olympic ice dancing silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White (mother Cheryl and Jacqui, respectively);
· Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin (mother Eileen);
· Olympic short track speed skater J.R. Celski (mother Sue);
· Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy (mother Sheri);
· Olympic gold medalist and TODAY and NBC Olympics correspondent Lindsey Vonn (mother Lindy).
How to Raise an Olympian won’t be Nick’s first national television appearance outside of competition. Nick appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last week.
The men’s ski slopestyle competition is scheduled for Thursday, February 13. It will air at 8:00 p.m. EST that evening on NBC.