Adrian Jones ’16 worked the 2018 Winter Olympics as an employee of USADA

Adrian Jones ’16 worked the 2018 Winter Olympics as an employee of USADA

Adrian Jones ’16 recently attended the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a Client Services Lead for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Adrian Jones '16

Jones worked in Olympic Team Processing, where athletes get their gear, giveaway items and receive all their information about the games. At Team Processing for USADA, he educated athletes about the different anti-doping rules that applied during the Games. The processing took a total of 9 days.

“I was responsible for scheduling testing, both in-competition and out-of-competition, on a user-pay basis,” Jones said. “I previously held the position of Athlete Services Coordinator. In that role, I was tasked with managing our Registered Testing Pool for a certain group of sports.”

If it were not for the USADA, Jones would not have had the opportunity of being at the Olympics and having this amazing experience.

“Being at the Olympics was incredible,” Jones said. “I had the chance to interact with all kinds of elite athletes and view firsthand what their lives are like during the Games themselves. The excitement in the atmosphere, from athletes to coaches to the citizens of South Korea, was amazing.”

USADA was Jones’ first employer out of school but his internships and experiences with The Legacy Agency, Inside the League and the Houston Texans ultimately helped him secure the position.

Sebastian Gonzalez, a junior from Croton-on-Hudson, New York, is double-majoring in Sport Management and Economics