Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 01/8/2014 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK — Nancy Kerrigan will work for NBC during during the Sochi Olympics, 20 years after she was the story of the 1994 Games because of the rivalry with Tonya Harding that turned violent.
The network said Tuesday that the two-time figure skating medallist will contribute to figure skating coverage as an analyst. She will also make appearances on the Today show and Access Hollywood. She will not be doing colour commentary on the competitions.
NBC is also planning a 45-minute report about the attack on Kerrigan before the Lillehammer Olympics by associates of Harding, one of the few times Kerrigan has spoken publicly about it. The network hasn't said when that will air.
The incident and its aftermath "was the beginning of reality television," said NBC correspondent Mary Carillo, who worked with Kerrigan on the special.
"It's not something you celebrate, being attacked," said Kerrigan. She was initially reluctant to take part in the feature but trusted she would be treated fairly and wanted to give her perspective on the events.
Kerrigan worked for Entertainment Tonight during the last two Winter Olympics. Since that show isn't affiliated with Olympics broadcast rights holder NBC, her access to events was limited.
NBC approached her about a broadcast role at the Games last summer.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 8, 2014 0
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
IOC dismisses idea of joint Saudi-Bahrain bid for Olympics
NTT becomes first domestic sponsor of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Brazil official: Rio won't meet Olympic water cleanup pledge
Andi Herzog to coach US under-23 team in Olympic qualifying
Squash, snooker, billiards seek inclusion in Tokyo Olympics
Snooker, billiards seek inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Boston 2024 makes Olympic bid info public