Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek will make his NBC Olympics debut as a speed skating analyst for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
Cheek is a three-time Olympic medalist who won 500m gold and 1000m silver in 2006 and1000m bronze in 2002 Cheek donated his Olympic bonus money, which totaled $40,000, and helped raise additional funding, to humanitarian efforts in Darfur, Sudan, to aid displaced women and children. He was named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in 2006. Cheek then went on to graduate from Princeton University.
Cheek made his broadcast debut in 2015.
- Making NBC Olympics debut in PyeongChang
- Won gold in the 500m and silver in the 1000m at the 2006 Torino Olympics, took home bronze in the 1000m at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics
- Four-time world medalist, including winning the 2006 world sprint championship
- Cheek made his broadcast debut in 2015
- Was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 2006 “Athletes of the Year”