FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
TWO-TIME OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING MEDALIST NANCY KERRIGAN TO JOIN NBC OLYMPICS IN SOCHI
U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Famer to Serve as Skating Analyst for NBC Olympics & Appear on Additional NBCUniversal Properties
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 7, 2014 – Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today.
Kerrigan, who in 1994 became the first U.S. woman in more than three decades to win figure skating medals in consecutive Winter Olympics, will serve as a figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics’ multi-platform coverage, including on NBC and NBCSN. In addition, she will appear on numerous NBCUniversal shows and properties including TODAY, Access Hollywood and E!
“One of America’s most well-known Olympians, Nancy will provide insight into what it takes to prepare for and compete in figure skating at the highest level,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics.
Kerrigan’s broadcast experience includes work as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and hosting Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating on CN8 (now The Comcast Network) in Philadelphia. Kerrigan also served as lead color analyst for icenetwork.com from 2007-2008.
Prior to her 1994 Olympic silver medal in Lillehammer, Kerrigan won the bronze at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. With the back-to-back performances, Kerrigan became the first U.S. woman to win figure skating medals in consecutive Winter Games since Carol Heiss earned silver in 1956 and won gold in 1960.
A 2004 inductee into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Kerrigan won the gold at U.S. Nationals in 1993 and earned three medals in six National appearances. She also earned a bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships and won silver one year later.
THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014
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 on Thursday, Feb. 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.