Tyler Duckworth’s Olympic obsession began at the age 6 when his parents threw him an Olympic-themed birthday party. Little did they know they’d be creating a monster, who would go on to be glued to every Olympic games on TV, developing an itch to become an Olympian himself in his most gifted discipline, swimming. Tyler worked his pool magic all the way to high school nationals, where his dreams were unfortunately cut short in a fall which caused him to become temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. He recovered enough to continue to swim strongly during his tenure at Tufts University, but with his true talent falling emotionally short of Olympic qualification, he went on to pursue marathon and triathlon competition, always with a goal to make it to the Games somehow even as a spectator. This vision was finally realized with his inaugural OlympicsOrBust trip to China in 2008, just a couple years after brushing up his comedic on-camera experience as a cast member on MTV’s “The Real World”. A walking encyclopedia of Olympic trivia (with a special honorary masters degree in Gymnastic and Skating dramas), Duckworth often gets cornered by games media themselves to help round out the facts. When he’s not watching and memorizing 80s figure skating routines on YouTube, Tyler can be found personal training a variety of clients at a prominent local Boston gym.
The son of a former major league baseball player turned sports columnist, Charley Walters inherited not only his name but a true passion for athletics. A year round athlete in elementary and high school who wasn’t QUITE gifted for an Olympic medal, Charley quickly decided to capture the “next best thing” by traveling the globe to every Olympics he could. He arranged his Northwestern University college career around studying abroad in Sydney for the 2000 Games, where he felt blessed to land a job working with the Opening Ceremonies production team, an experience that Olympic-baited him hook, line and sinker. Since that fateful experience, Walters has managed to arrange his life around making the Games an every 2-year priority, attending the entire Salt Lake, Athens and most recently Beijing Games in various volunteer, employment and media contexts. While waiting for Olympics (a time he likes to call “the in-between”), Charley rode in 4 “AIDS Lifecycle” bike rides from San Francisco to LA, spent 8 years working at DreamWorks studios where he founded the company’s first charity triathlon team, and eventually branched off to form his own entertainment and sporting-based Public Relations firm. Charley’s extreme incorporation of all things Olympic can be evidenced by asking any of his friends or loved ones, taking a peak at his extensive house-wide memorabilia collection, or simply by watching his signature first video for the website, “A Day in The Life of an Olympaholic”.