NBC announces Sochi Olympics talent roster
Bob Costas leads a record 84 Winter Olympics commentators that includes Olympians who have won a combined 35 Olympic medals.
In hockey, Mike “Doc” Emrick, Dave Strader and Kenny Albert will be the play-by-play voices. The analysts will be longtime NHL player, coach and analyst Eddie Olczyk, veteran Pierre McGuire and Olympic hockey champion AJ Mleczko in their third straight Winter Olympics and Brian Engblom making his Olympic debut.
Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host studio coverage, which includes analysts Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and 2010 U.S. Olympic Team captain Natalie Darwitz.
In figure skating, play-by-play commentator Tom Hammond returns for his 11th Olympics. He’ll be joined by returning analysts Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson as well as reporter Andrea Joyce for NBC coverage.
New NBC Olympic figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will join play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon for NBCSN figure skating coverage.
Two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan will serve as a figure skating commentator on NBC Olympics’ multi-platform coverage, including on NBC and NBCSN.
Dan Hicks will call Alpine skiing after serving as the speed skating play-by-play voice in 2002, 2006 and 2010 following Tim Ryan‘s retirement.
Ted Robinson moves from short track to long track speed skating with Dan Jansen. Gannon will handle short track play-by-play with Apolo Ohno making his Olympic analyst debut.
Here is a full rundown:
NBC and NBCSN hosts -- Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Lester Holt
Olympic Correspondents -- Ato Boldon, Mary Carillo, Cris Collinsworth, Vladimir Pozner, David Remnick, Jimmy Roberts, Maria Sharapova
Sportsdesk Reporters -- Tanith Belbin, Ben Fogle, Willie Geist, Stephanie Gosk, Nastia Liukin, Brian Shactman, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Sal Masekela
Opening Ceremony Hosts -- Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira
Gold Zone -- Andrew Siciliano, Ryan Burr
Olympic Ice -- Russ Thaler, Sarah Hughes
Olympic News Desk -- Julie Donaldson
Alpine Skiing -- Dan Hicks, Todd Brooker, Christin Cooper, Steve Porino
Biathlon -- Steve Schlanger, Stacey Wooley, Chad Salmela, Alex Flanagan
Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton -- Leigh Diffey, Lewis Johnson, John Morgan, Duncan Kennedy, Bree Schaaf
Cross-Country Skiing -- Al Trautwig, Chad Salmela, Alex Flanagan
Curling -- Andrew Catalon, Jason Knapp, John Benton, Pete Fenson, Trenni Kusnierek, Fred Roggin
Figure Skating -- Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson, Andrea Joyce, Terry Gannon, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Nancy Kerrigan
Freestyle Skiing -- Matt Vasgersian, Jonny Moseley, Luke Van Valin, Carolyn Manno
Hockey -- Doc Emrick, Dave Strader, Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Brian Engblom, Liam McHugh, Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, A.J. Mleczko, Natalie Darwitz
Short Track Speed Skating -- Terry Gannon, Apolo Ohno, Andrea Joyce
Ski Jumping -- Bob Papa, Jeff Hastings, Randy Moss
Snowboarding -- Todd Harris, Todd Richards, Tina Dixon
Speed Skating -- Ted Robinson, Dan Jansen, Steve Sands