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Weir is a two-time Olympian, three-time U. The reporters, all based in Rio, include: Apolo Ohno, the most decorated Winter Olympian in U. Briggs and Fareed make their Olympic debuts, while Haber returns for his second Olympic assignment, Roggin returns for his ninth, and Simmelkjaer reprises his role from London. Dan Hicks calls swimming in Rio alongside analyst and three-time U.
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Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines. Ato Boldon returns as an analyst in his fourth Olympic assignment. Tim Hutchings, a former middle-distance runner who represented Great Britain at the Los Angeles Olympics, will provide analysis on the marathons.
Ted Robinson, working his seventh Olympics, will handle play-by-play for diving coverage. Chris Marlowe won a gold medal as captain of the U. Olympic volleyball team, and will return to handle beach volleyball play-by-play for his seventh Olympics as an NBC commentator.
Marlowe will split play-by-play duties with Jason Knapp, making his second Olympic appearance. Paul Sunderland, a member of the gold medal-winning U. He is joined by two-time Olympian Kevin Barnett, in his third Olympic assignment.
He will be joined by former NBA head coach and U.
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Collins, a member of the U. Olympic basketball team, takes on his fourth Olympic broadcasting assignment. Zumoff, the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia 76ers sincemakes his Olympics debut.
Meyers, a inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and a silver medalist as a member of the first-ever U. Olympic silver medalist Danielle Slaton and two-time U. He is joined by Wolf Wigo, a three-time Olympian and former captain of U. Inshe competed in the triathlon at the Beijing Olympics. She will also reprise her role as the analyst for the triathlon competition. He will be joined by analyst B.
Flores and reporter Chris Mannix. During his career, Patrick has had his own radio show, been a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and appeared as an actor in select Adam Sandler movies.
He was also a reporter for women's downhill skiing and snowboarding at the Winter Olympics. Reporting gold medals is just a little bit of a step up from reporting top bloopers.
Sports fans are not the only people who will recognize at the Olympics. John McEnroe The tennis legend will be making his Olympic debut as both a tennis analyst and primetime correspondent. McEnroe will be the color commentator for the men's gold medal match, but he will spend most of his time as a correspondent. McEnroe's candid-style is uncommon for an Olympic broadcaster, and it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the clean-cut culture.
Ryan Seacrest The American Idol host will take on the sports world in his Olympic debut as a primetime correspondent. Apolo Ohno The eight-time Winter Olympic medalist will make his Olympic broadcasting debut as a reporter.
Outside of short track speed skating, Ohno is most famous for winning the fourth season of "Dancing With The Stars" with Julianne Hough -- Seacrest's girlfriend. Sager has been a sideline reporter in three previous Olympics, so the international basketball media has likely gotten used to his eccentric wardrobe. Maybe he has a red suit that can help him double as Queen's guard while in London.
Doc Rivers Rivers will be doing color commentary in London. It will be interesting to see if he brings a Tony Dungy-like complex to the broadcast booth, as both are two of the most respected men in their sports.
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Bela Karolyi The legendary gymnastics coach will be making his second consecutive appearance as an Olympics correspondent. In the Olympics, Karolyi was among those who accused the Chinese women's gymnastics team of using underage competitors.
Karolyi's wife, Marta, who has been the national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics sinceagreed with his statement.