Lindsey Vonn told the Today Show’s Matt Lauer a couple days ago that she could miss the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Today, the story of the Lindsey Vonn recovery went in a completely different and positive direction. Her convalescence is progressing rapidly and she will be in the starting gate next week in Canada.
NBC Olympics announced today that Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, and Lester Holt will serve as hosts for its coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. You know Rebecca Lowe from all the Premier League shows on NBC SN.
On 22 December 2008, while presenting Football Matters, Rebecca Lowe confirmed she supports Crystal Palace.
On 12 June 2013, Lowe married former Torquay, Bristol Rovers & Luton Town manager Paul Buckle in a private ceremony in Santorini, Greece.
It appears that Michelle Beadle is now out as an Olympics host. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but her future with the network remains very much uncertain.
There’s another Lindsey Vonn heading to Sochi for the Winter Olympiad. Mikaela Shiffrin is another American alpine skier who everyone is talking about heading into the 2014 Olympics in February. Vonn says she may return from her knee injury to racing as early next week in Alberta possibly. And she’s obviously working very hard at her rehab to be prepared for Sochi.
But look out for the next skiing prodigy and the next American teenage athlete phenom: Mikaela Shiffrin.
Lindsey Vonn: The Return, (yes kind of like Derrick Rose The Return) is an exclusive interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history. It’s the 30-minute special, where sportscaster Steve Porino and Lindsey Vonn talk openly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny (obviously the decision to date Tiger Woods, the most famous athlete in the world, is a movie that invited extra media attention) to records and retirement.
We have a sneak pic video of Lindsey Vonn The Return. Watch it after the jump.
It’s Halloween, and as such time to revisit the Alex Morgan Halloween costume. Here she is dressed as McKayla Maroney.
Here USWNT partner-in-crime Sydney Leroux went as fellow member of the Fab Five, oh wait my bad, apologies to the Michigan Wolverines, Fierce Five, as Gabby Douglas.
See the photo and compare/contrast after the jump.
Nastia Liukin, the Russian-born Olympic Gymnast who won 5 medals for America, will serve as a reporter for NBC during the upcoming Winter Olympics. Nastia Liukin, won gold in the all-around at the 2008 Beijing Games, landing her many endorsements later, including the high profile Subway ads. She will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced minutes ago.
1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today. As will Johnny Weir and Tanith Balbin.
Tara Lipinski is the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games when she won in Nagano in 1998 at the age of 15.
Lindsey Vonn could return to skiiing later this month; showing that she’s made a full recovery from her gruesome leg injury. How gruesome? Look at the picture Lindsey Vonn Instagrammed back when it happened.
Al Michaels and Apolo Anton Ohno will headline NBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics coverage. The announcement was made during NBC Sports Group’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Al Michaels will host daytime Winter Olympics coverage on NBC Sports Network (weekdays) and NBC (weekends).
Al Michaels is known for his NFL Monday Night and Sunday night football coverage. As well as his famous “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” call at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. He’s known for getting a DUI as well.
For Jordyn Wieber it’s been an exciting couple of weeks. First she rocked the ESPYs, then she met her beloved Justin Bieber. Now she’s the guest of honor at at a Sox game. Jordyn Wieber threw out the first ball etc.
The Chicago White Sox on the other hand, well they’ve have had kind of a…well, we all checked out on the White Sox a few weeks ago. Some of us never even checked in to begin with. There were A TON of empty seats at Sox Park tonight.
This Jordyn Wieber article is from new Sports Bank contributor Helen Salinger. Oh, Jordyn Wieber, you looked so cute at the ESPYs the other night rocking that little purple dress. Too bad you’re also a Justin Bieber fanatic, too.
Jordyn Wieber, the Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast who is also a self-described Belieber, met Justin Bieber recently and tweeted out the news along with a photo.