SANDRA BEZIC

Figure Skating Analyst

Internationally renowned in the world of figure skating, Sandra Bezic serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s figure skating coverage including coverage including the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, World Championships, the ISU Grand Prix Series, and NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Winter Games. Bezic has been a member of NBC’s Olympic broadcast team since the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.

Since joining NBC in 1990, Bezic a has covered countless skating events, including four World Figure Skating Championships (1991-93 and 1995) and a decade of World Professional Figure Skating Championships.

Bezic first made her mark as a choreographer designing programs for World and Olympic champions, including Brian Boitano, Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski, Lu Chen, Kurt Browning, and Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini. She went on to become the creative force behind ground-breaking live skating tours and over thirty television specials, winning three Gemini Awards for Best Variety Programs. Bezic produced, directed and choreographed the North American Tour of Stars On Ice for eleven years, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography for her final production in 2003.

Bezic is co-creator and Executive Producer of the award-winning CBC TV series Battle of the Blades, which pairs retired NHL players with top female figure skaters in a competition series for charity. With four successful seasons that have raised over a million dollars, Battle of the Blades is the highest rated original Canadian reality format of all time.

Regarded as one of the most influential people in figure skating, Bezic has had a prolific career touching almost every aspect of the sport. As a young competitor with her brother, Val, she won the Canadian Novice Pair title at the age of 10 and her first of five Canadian Pair titles at the age of 13. They were Canadian Pairs Champions from 1970-74, representing Canada at five World Championships and the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. She is the author of Passion to Skate: An Intimate View of Figure Skating.

In 2010, Bezic was named one of the 50 most powerful individuals in Canadian Sports by the Globe and Mail and in 2012 she was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.

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