Manolo Romero was given an esteemed “Lifetime achievement award” by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in Las Vegas.
“We are especially happy to bestow our prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Manolo Romero, Managing Director of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS),” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. “Romero has been involved with the television coverage of all Olympic Games – both Summer and Winter – since the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. He has consistently raised the bar and heightened the viewer experience over the years and the National Academy is proud to honour him with this Award.”
Romero a native of Seville, Spain, began his career in 1965 working in the engineering department for TVE, the Spanish television network.
Romero retired at the end of 2012 from his position as Managing Director of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) the IOC’s host broadcast organisation. He had previously been the chief executive of ten different Olympic Games Host Broadcasting organisations.