Al Michaels joins 2010 Olympics' on-air team
Veteran broadcaster will host NBC's daytime coverageVeteran broadcaster Al Michaels will host NBC's daytime Winter Olympics coverage from Vancouver in 2010, the network said Thursday.
The assignment will mark the 30th anniversary of Michaels' famed call at the Lake Placid Olympics -- "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" -- during the USA men's hockey team's upset victory over the USSR. Sports Illustrated voted the moment as the greatest in 20th-century sports history.
"To say I am thrilled to have Al host our weekend and weekday daytime coverage is an understatement," NBC Universal Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said. "Since joining NBC to do 'Sunday Night Football' in 2006, Al and I have discussed him doing other events here. After the Pro Bowl last month, we discussed it again, and he said he would love to host an Olympics for the first time. I immediately offered him this role."
This will be Michaels' first Olympic broadcast job in 22 years.