Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic figure skating gold medalist, joins NBC Olympics as an analyst on the digital version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota. PyeongChang marks Yamaguchi’s second Olympic assignment, having made her Olympic debut as a figure skating analyst for Universal Sports and as a special correspondent for NBC News at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
- 2nd Olympics with NBC Olympics, previously serving as a figure skating analyst for Universal Sports and a special correspondent for NBC News at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
- A member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Yamaguchi won gold at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, back-to-back World championships (1991-1992) and the 1992 U.S. title.
- Also competed in pairs with Rudy Galindo, winning the world junior title in 1988 before eventually focusing solely on singles.
- In 2008, Yamaguchi won the sixth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with partner Mark Ballas.
- Established the Always Dream Foundation in 1996, which inspires underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy.