Cross-Country Skiing and Nordic Combined Play-by-Play

Al Trautwig makes his 12th appearance with NBC Olympics, and will reprise his role as the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined play-by-play commentator for NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. PyeongChang marks Trautwig’s 17th overall Olympic assignment, most recently serving as a gymnastics and triathlon play-by-play announcer for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Trautwig’s NBC Olympics resume as cross-country play-by-play announcer began with the 2002 Salt Lake Games. In both Salt Lake and Vancouver he also handled the biathlon play-by-play duties. Trautwig has been NBC’s gymnastics play-by-play commentator since the 2000 Sydney Games. He also called triathlon in Athens, and in Sydney added the triathlon and road cycling events. Trautwig made his NBC Olympics debut in 1992 as a reporter at the Barcelona Olympic Games.

Fast Facts

  • 12th Olympics with NBC Olympics, 17th Olympics overall.
  • Currently covers the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers for MSG Network.
  • Trautwig made his Olympic debut in 1984 at the Los Angeles Games for ABC as a general reporter covering several events including judo and rhythmic gymnastics.
  • He covered the 1988 Winter Olympics for ABC and was also a part of CBS’ coverage of the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics.
  • Trautwig won two national Emmys for his writing on NBC’s Ironman Triathlon in 1995.
  • He has received multiple New York Emmys for his writing work on the New York City Marathon (1995), and for “On-Camera Achievement” (1995, 1996).
  • He has been part of seven New York Emmy Award-winning telecast teams for “Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Series,” including: the Yankees in 1999 and 2000; the Knicks in 1992, 1997 and 2011; and the Rangers in 1994 and 2009.