Lindsey Vonn Set To Commentate Women's Downhill, Super-G Events At Crans Montana

Lindsey Vonn Set To Commentate Women's Downhill, Super-G Events At Crans Montana

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Lindsey Vonn Set To Commentate Women's Downhill, Super-G Events At Crans Montana

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Lindsey Vonn is seen at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria on January 14, 2017 // Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull Content Pool // SI201701160111 // Usage for editorial use only

NBC announced that Lindsey Vonn will make her debut in the booth with Dan Hicks to cover the women’s downhill and super-g events at Crans-Montana, Switzerland this weekend.

Here is the full statement from NBC:

“STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 21, 2021 – Lindsey Vonn, the winningest woman in alpine skiing World Cup history, will join NBC Sports’ alpine skiing telecasts this Saturday and Sunday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Vonn makes her on-air debut as an analyst with NBC Sports’ lead alpine skiing commentator Dan Hicks for the women’s downhill and Super-G events in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the women’s downhill Saturday at 4 a.m. ET with an encore presentation in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. On Sunday, Vonn and Hicks will call the women’s Super-G live at 6 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, with an encore presentation at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Lindsey Vonn races the Downhill Race during FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2018 – 2019 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy on January 19, 2019 // Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull Content Pool // SI201901190135 // Usage for editorial use only //

“As one of the greatest skiers of all time and a superstar who has transcended her sport, we’re thrilled to have Lindsey join our team for her on-air debut this weekend,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer & President, NBC Olympics Production. “Known for her fearlessness, competitiveness and determination, we’re confident Lindsey will provide an unmatched perspective for our passionate ski racing audience.”

“It’s so special for me to be seeing ski racing through a different lens,” said Vonn. “I’m excited to be commentating for NBC Sports on Olympic Channel and use my expertise in the sport to add color to the stories of the incredible athletes, many of whom I competed against and know very well.”

Vonn is among the most decorated skiers of all time. Over the course of her career, she won 82 World Cup races, which is the most by a woman and second-most all time behind only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Participating in four Olympic games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018), Vonn amassed three Olympic medals, including gold in the downhill at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, where she became the first American woman to win Olympic downhill gold.

Vonn is one of only seven women to have won World Cup races in all five major disciplines of alpine skiing — downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined. She is a four-time winner of the overall World Cup title and won a women’s record 16 career World Cup discipline titles. Vonn owns two career victories at the downhill World Cup stop in Crans Montana, Switzerland, as well as a Super-G podium finish.”

Lindsey Vonn performs during the race in Val-D’Isere, France on December 18, 2015 // Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull // SI201512190131 // Usage for editorial use only //

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