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Bob Costasleads 84 NBC Olympics commentators the most ever for a Winter Olympics as NBCUniversal presents Sochi Olympic Winter Games coverage across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA and NBCOlympics.com.
Matt Lauer, co-anchor ofTODAY, andMeredith Vieira, special correspondent forTODAY, will host the Opening Ceremony on NBC onFriday, February 7, at7:30 p.m. ET. Lauer and Vieira will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author andNew YorkereditorDavid Remnick. Lauer and Vieira will be covering their respective eighth and fourth Olympics for NBC. Costas will anchor the ceremony from the International Broadcast Center.
With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics onThursday, February 6, at8 p.m. ET. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast onFeb. 6is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (mens and womens), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in slopestyles Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and womens freestyle moguls.
The overall talent lineup features the return of many of the networks signature Olympic hosts, play-by-play commentators and analysts with Olympic experience.
NBC Olympics commentator notes:
- The roster includes Olympians who have won a combined total of 35 Olympic medals (9 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze). Team NBC would have finished second in the Vancouver medal count ahead of Germany and Canada and just behind Team USA.
- Bob Costas, a 25-time Emmy Award winner, serves as NBCs primetime and late night host;Al Michaelswill host the daytime show on NBCSN (weekdays) and NBC (weekends) for his seventh Olympic assignment;Dan Patrick, co-host ofFootball Night in Americaand host ofThe Dan Patrick Show, andRebecca Lowe, host of NBC Sports Groups exclusive Premier League coverage includingPremier League Live, will host NBCSNs daytime weekday and weekend coverage; and NBC NewsLester Holtwill host NBCs weekday daytime coverage.
- Among the Olympians on Team NBC: 1994 speed skating gold medalistDan Jansen, eight-time short track speed skating medalistApolo Anton Ohno, 1984 figure skating gold medalistScott Hamilton, two-time figure skating medalistNancy Kerrigan, 1998 figure skating gold medalistTara Lipinski, 2002 figure skating gold medalistSarah Hughes, 1998 freestyle skiing gold medalistJonny Moseley, 2006 ice dance silver medalistTanith Belbin, four-time track and field medalistAto Boldon, 2008 gymnastics gold medalistNastia Liukinand 2012 womens tennis silver medalist and Sochi nativeMaria Sharapova.
- The 84 commentators will work coverage on six NBCU platforms NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA and NBCOlympics.com the most in-depth coverage in Winter Olympics history.
FOLLOWING IS A RUNDOWN OF NBC OLYMPICS ON-AIR & DIGITAL TEAM:
NBC & NBCSN HOSTS:
- BOB COSTAS:The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will be Costas 11th for NBC and his 10th as primetime host -- U.S. televisions first 10-time Olympic primetime host (Jim McKay hosted eight times for ABC). Costas will also host NBCs late night show, marking the second time he has hosted both primetime and late night (2000 Sydney). After serving as late night host in 1988 from Seoul, South Korea, Costas earned acclaim for his work as primetime host from Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake City, Athens, Torino, Beijing, Vancouver and London.
- AL MICHAELS:Michaels, will work his third consecutive Olympics for NBC, serving as host of NBCs live weekend and NBCSNs live weekday daytime coverage from Sochi.His legendaryDo you believe in miracles? Yes!call at the mens hockey semifinal between the U.S. Mens team and the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games 34 years ago stands as one of the most famous calls in sports history. Michaels was NBCs daytime host at the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympics.
- DAN PATRICK:Co-host of NBCsFootball Night in America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, Patrick will host NBCSNs daily coverage. Patrick previously hosted NBCs daytime coverage at the 2012 London and 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He hostsThe Dan Patrick Show, a daily, nationally-syndicated radio program that is simulcast on NBCSN andNBC Sports Live Extra,NBC Sports Groups live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets.
- REBECCA LOWE:Lowe will make her Olympic debut as a host of NBCSNs daily coverage. Lowe joined NBC Sports Group in 2013 as host of its exclusive Premier League coverage, includingPremier League Live, NBC Sports Groups live pre- and post-match shows.
- LESTER HOLT:NBC News Holt will host NBCs weekday daytime show. The anchor ofDateline,weekend anchor ofNBC Nightly Newsand co-anchor of NBCs weekend edition ofTODAY,Holt was a sportsdesk reporter for the 2012 London, 2010 Vancouver, 2008 Beijing and 2006 Torino Games. The award-winning broadcast journalist made his Olympic television debut as host of MSNBCs daytime coverage during the 2004 Athens Games.
- ATO BOLDON:A four-time Olympic medalist and NBC Sports Groups lead track and field analyst, Boldonmakes his Winter Olympics debut in Sochi as a correspondent. He made his Olympic broadcast debut as a track and field analyst at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and returned in the same role for the 2012 London Olympics. Boldon was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality for his work at and leading up to the 2012 London Olympics, a first for a track and field analyst.
- MARY CARILLO:Sochi marks Carillos 12th Olympic assignment overall and ninth for NBC. She will present vignettes about the people, culture and history of the host country, stylized snapshots that bring viewers unique perspective on the place the world is visiting for two weeks. In addition, Carillo will be the host and interviewer for a documentary on Olympic figure skatersNancy KerriganandTonya Harding, featuring an exclusive interview with Kerrigan, which will air in primetime during NBCs Sochi Winter Games coverage. Carillo was late night host and correspondent at the 2012 London Olympics, 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- CRIS COLLINSWORTH:A 14-time Emmy Award-winner and NBCsSunday Night Footballanalyst, Collinsworth will work in Sochi as an Olympic correspondent, a role he held at the 2010 Vancouver and 2008 Beijing Games.Collinsworth made his debut on NBCs Olympic coverage as a track and field reporter at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
- VLADIMIR POZNER:Moscow-based television journalist Pozner will make his U.S. Olympic broadcasting debut as a correspondent. A prominent Russian-American commentator, Pozner will appear with Costas on the late night show, offering a Russian perspective on the Games. Pozner worked at three prior Olympics for Russian television the 1980 Moscow Summer Games, 2006 Torino Winter Games, and in Vancouver in 2010.
- DAVID REMNICK:Pulitzer Prize-winner Remnick, editor ofThe New Yorkermagazine, will contribute to NBCs coverage of the Opening Ceremony and offer commentary for NBC News in Sochi. The former Moscow Bureau Chief forThe Washington Postearned a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, and the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism, for his bookLenins Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.
- JIMMY ROBERTS:A 13-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and writer, Roberts will reprise his role reporting on the stories of the Games,his 15th Olympic assignment. Over a career that spans more than 30 years in broadcasting and journalism, Roberts has covered major sports events including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NBA Finals, Wimbledon, and all of golfs biggest events. He currently hostsIn Play with Jimmy Robertson Golf Channel, which begins its second season onFebruary 25.
- MARIA SHARAPOVA:Sharapova, winner of four Grand Slam singles titles and a silver medal for Russia in womens singles at the 2012 London Olympics, returns to her hometown of Sochi to make her Olympic broadcast debut with NBC. Sharapova is one of 10 women to achieve a Career Grand Slam, and was the flag bearer for her native Russia at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
SPORTSDESK REPORTERS:NBC Olympics sportsdesk reporters will provide insights and news and contribute toThe Olympic Zone a 30-minute nightly show that airs on NBC affiliates. The reporters, all based in Sochi, include: Olympic silver medalistTanith Belbin; special correspondent for NBC NewsBen Fogle;TODAYandMorning Joeco-hostWillie Geist; NBC News correspondentStephanie Gosk; Olympic All-Around Gymnastics ChampionNastia Liukin; CNBC reporterBrian Shactman; health and medical expertDr. Nancy Snyderman; and action sports commentatorSal Masekela.
GOLD ZONE:Beginning onFebruary 8,Gold Zone, an exclusive video channel on NBCOlympics.com and theNBC Sports Live Extraapp, will offer more than 100 hours of whip-around coverage of the most popular live action from the Sochi Games. The channel, which will stream7 a.m. -3 p.m. ETon most days, will allow verified viewers to experience multiple events, as they happen.
Gold ZonehostsAndrew SicilianoandRyan Burrwill provide context to whats being streamed and will keep fans up-to-date as the action switches from event to event. To get up-to-the-minute updates on what is being featured onGold Zone, fans can follow the dedicated twitter handle @NBC_GoldZone.
OLYMPIC ICE:Olympic Ice, a studio show available on NBCOlympics.com andNBC Sports Live Extra, will offer verified viewers a comprehensive review of all the figure skating news and highlights taking place each day during the Sochi Games. It will air at5:30 p.m. ETon most days, fromFebruary 7-21.Russ Thalerwill host the 30-minute show, and will be joined by analyst and 2002 Olympic gold medal-winning figure skaterSarah Hughes.
OLYMPIC NEWS DESK UPDATES:Hosted byJulie Donaldson,Olympic News Deskupdates will stream periodically throughout the day and unauthenticated on NBCOlympics.com. They will feature the most up-to-date news, competition and highlights, from the days events in Sochi.
Gold Zone,Olympic IceandOlympic Desk Updateswill all be produced at NBC Sports Groups International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
SPORT BY SPORT:
ALPINE SKIING:Dan Hicks, play-by-play announcer for NBCs coverage of Notre Dame Football and anchor of NBCs Emmy Award-winning golf coverage and Olympic swimming, will serve as lead play-by-play commentator for alpine skiing. OlympianTodd Brookerwill return to NBC Olympics as an alpine skiing analyst for the fourth time. Two-time Olympian and 1984 Olympic giant slalom silver medalistChristin Cooperreturns as an alpine skiing analyst for her sixth Games. Former U.S. Ski Team downhill racerSteve Porinoserves as an on-course reporter, his fourth assignment with NBC Olympics.
BIATHLON:Steve Schlangerwill be the play-by-play announcer for NBC and NBCSNs biathlon coverage. Schlangers broadcasting experience includes calling cycling, triathlon and open water play-by-play at the London Olympics, as well as various hockey and college basketball games for NBC Sports and events on Golf Channel. Former U.S. Biathlon Team memberChad Salmelareturns for his fourth Games as a biathlon and cross-country analyst. Olympic biathleteStacey Wooleywill make her Olympic debut as a biathlon analyst.Alex Flanagan, reporter for NBCsFootball Night in Americaand Notre Dame Football, will be the reporter for both biathlon and cross-country skiing.
BOBSLED/LUGE/SKELETON:Leigh Diffeymakes his NBC Olympics debut as the bobsled/luge/skeleton play-by-play commentator.Lewis Johnson,working his eighth Olympic Games for NBC, will be the reporter for all three disciplines. Working as analysts alongside Diffey will be former U.S. National Bobsled Team memberJohn Morgan, who will be a bobsled analyst for his ninth consecutive Winter Olympics; three-time Olympian and World silver medalistDuncan Kennedy(luge); and 2010 Olympic bobsledder and former skeleton racerBree Schaaf(skeleton).
CROSS-COUNTRY:Al Trautwigreturns to NBC for his 10th Olympic assignment with the network and 15th Olympics overall, as the cross-country skiing play-by-play announcer. In addition to his work on biathlon,Chad Salmelawill work as the analyst, andAlex Flanaganwill be the reporter at cross-country. Trautwig and Salmela will also cover the cross-country phase of Nordic combined.
CURLING:Andrew Catalonreturns as curling play-by-play announcer in his third Olympic assignment and second consecutive Winter Games.Jason Knappwill also handle play-by-play duties at curling for his second NBC Olympic assignment, having called wrestling during the London Games.John Bentonwill make his Olympic broadcasting debut for NBC in Sochi after serving as the lead for the U.S. Olympic Curling Team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Pete Fenson, the 2006 bronze medalist for Team USA, also joins the NBC Olympic broadcast team as a curling analyst.Trenni Kusnierek, a sports anchor for CSN New England, rounds out the group as the curling reporter.
Fred Rogginwill reprise his role as curling studio host for his third consecutive Winter Olympics and eighth overall NBC Olympics assignment.
FIGURE SKATING:Tom Hammond, working his 11th Olympics, will be the figure skating play-by-play commentator on NBC.Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medalist and member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, returns as an analyst for his sixth Olympic broadcast assignment. Working alongside Hamilton on NBC are analystsSandra Bezic,a 1972 Olympian and five-time Canadian pairs champion, andTracy Wilson, who was part of the first Canadian ice dance duo to earn an Olympic medal in 1988.Andrea Joyce, who returns for her eighth Olympic assignment with NBC, will serve as a figure skating and short track speed skating reporter.
Terry Gannon, who calls figure skating, college basketball and golf for NBC and events on Golf Channel, will handle figure skating play-by-play on NBCSN alongside analystsJohnny Weir, a two-time Olympianand three-time U.S. champion,andTara Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic gold medalist.
NancyKerrigan, a two-time Olympic medalist, will serve as a figure skating commentator for NBC Olympics multi-platform coverage, including on NBC and NBCSN. In addition, she will appear on numerous NBCUniversal shows and properties includingTODAY,Access Hollywoodand E!
FREESTYLE SKIING:Matt Vasgersianwill call play-by-play for freestyle skiing in his third consecutive Winter Olympics assignment, alongside 1998 Olympic moguls gold medalistJonny Moseleyand NBC Sports Groups Dew Tour analyst and former professional freeskierLuke Van Valin.Carolyn Manno, co-host of NBCSNsSportsDash with Yahoo! Sports, will report from the venue.
HOCKEY:NBC Sports Groups Emmy Award-winning lead NHL voiceMike Doc Emrickwill call play-by-play, his seventh Olympic assignment. Veteran NHL broadcasterDave Straderwill also call play-by-play, reprising his role from the 2006 Torino Olympics. In addition,Kenny Albertwill serve as a hockey play-by-play commentator, his fourth consecutive Winter Olympics in that role.
Analysts for NBC Olympics hockey coverage include: former NHL player, coach and U.S. Olympian (1984)Eddie Olczyk; Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analystPierre McGuire, his third straight Winter Olympics; and Inside-the-Glass analyst and former NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup championBrian Engblom, making his Olympic debut. Olympic hockey gold medalistAJ Mleczkoreturns for her third Olympic assignment as the womens hockey game analyst.
Liam McHugh, anchor of NBCSNsNHL Live,FNIA Coachs Clicker, and Notre Dame FootballCountdown to Kickoff, and NHL NetworksKathryn Tappenwill host the hockey studio coverage. The studio analysts for mens hockey come from NBC Sports GroupsNHL Liveteam, featuring: Olympic silver medalist and two-time OlympianJeremy Roenick; analyst and former NHL player, coach and GMMike Milbury; and former NHL player and lead color commentator for CSN Philadelphias coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers,Keith Jones. Former Team USA Womens Hockey captain and three-time Olympic medalistNatalie Darwitzwill work as the womens hockey studio analyst.
SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING:In addition to calling figure skating,Terry Gannonwill handle play-by-play for short track speed skating. Gannon is joined by analystApolo Ohno, the most-decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. history. Ohno returns to NBC after serving as a reporter at the 2012 London Olympic Games. In addition to figure skating,Andrea Joycewill also be the reporter for short track speed skating.
SKI JUMPING:Bob Papa, who has announced a variety of sports for NBC Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, will voice mens and womens ski jumping. Papa will be joined by veteran ski jumping analystJeff Hastings, who reprises this role for the third consecutive Winter Olympics. NBC Sports Groups thoroughbred racing analystRandy Mosswill serve as a ski jumping reporter, his second Olympics assignment. Womens ski jumping makes its debut on the Olympic program at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Papa, Hastings and Moss will cover the ski jumping phase of Nordic combined.
SNOWBOARDING:Todd Harriswill return for his fourth consecutive Winter Games, serving as the play-by-play announcer for mens and womens snowboarding, which includes halfpipe, slopestyle, snowboard cross, parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom. U.S. Olympian and World Snowboarding ChampionTodd Richards, and veteran snowboarding reporterTina Dixon,make their third appearances as an analyst and reporter, respectively.
SPEED SKATING:Ted Robinson,at his ninth Olympics overall and eighth for NBC, will be the speed skating play-by-play commentator. Olympic gold medalistDan Jansenreprises his role as speed skating analyst for the fifth consecutive Winter Olympics.Steve Sands, who serves as an anchor, reporter and interviewer for NBC and Golf Channels golf coverage, will be the speed skating reporter in Sochi.