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Lindsey Vonn is adding another job to her résumé this weekend. In addition to champion skier, four-time Olympian, gold medalist, model, soccer team owner and TV host, Vonn is becoming a broadcaster.
NBC Sports announced on Thursday that Vonn will make her debut over the weekend as part of the broadcast booth calling women’s World Cup races in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Alongside lead commentator Dan Hicks, Vonn will be offering analysis and color commentary during the downhill and Super-G events.
“As one of the greatest skiers of all time and a superstar who has transcended her sport, we’re thrilled to have Lindsey join our team for her on-air debut this weekend,” Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC Olympics Productions, said in a statement. “Known for her fearlessness, competitiveness and determination, we’re confident Lindsey will provide an unmatched perspective for our passionate ski racing audience.”
Vonn will bring knowledge, experience to the booth
Vonn, who retired in 2019 due to the injuries she accumulated during her career, has an incredible amount of experience to lend to the broadcast. She’s won 82 World Cup races, which makes her the winningest woman in alpine skiing World Cup history, and second overall behind Ingmar Stenmark. At the 2010 Winter Olympics she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in downhill skiing, and won bronze in Super-G the same year. In her final Olympics in 2018, she won bronze in downhill.
She’s also one of just seven women to have won World Cup races in all five major disciplines of alpine skiing — downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined.
Vonn brings more than her technical experience with her to the broadcast booth. She competed professionally for nearly 20 years and has intimate knowledge of the courses and relationships with many of the skiers that will be competing over the weekend.
“It’s so special for me to be seeing ski racing through a different lens,” Vonn said in a statement. “I’m excited to be commentating for NBC Sports on Olympic Channel and use my expertise in the sport to add color to the stories of the incredible athletes, many of whom I competed against and know very well.”
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