Former Olympic ice skater Michelle Kwan is returning to the winter Olympics as a commentator for the Fox Network. The US champ will be covering a variety of sports for Fox which is launching the new Fox Sports 1 this month.
Kwan, who is a two time Olympic medalist says that Fox is encouraging her to report on sports other than those featured in the games in Sochi and will be a part of the Super Bowl broadcast just before the games.
Michelle currently works for the State Department as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs says that Fox was really encouraging her to try it out as they want to do something fun and different in their telecasts.
She adds that she is interested in telling stories about the Olympic athletes lives and letting the public know about the different perspectives on the games.
Michelle Kwan joins another Olympic champion, downhill skier Picaboo Street as analyst for the new network.
Kwan is actually hoping to pair up with Picaboo for some of the broadcasts and she stated that she is interested in perhaps commenting on curling or ice hockey among other sports.
“I won’t be covering it like NBC would, but more doing insider stories. I also like the idea they are launching FS1 this month, and I will be able to be a part of it and see it take shape and form. And also, if I have some sort of ideas how I want to report the Olympics, I will have that freedom to do it.” Kwan said.
Rick Jaffe, Fox Sports senior vice president of news stated that they are delighted to have one of the biggest names in figure skating history on the network.
Mihcelle Kwan’s last appearance at the Olympics was in 2006 at the Turin games.