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NBC Picks Hosts For Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony On Sunday

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has picked the hosts for its coverage of Sunday’s Closing Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics — and two of them were within the info this week.

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon
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Identify skating announcers Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir would possibly be joined by Terry Gannon to call the anticipated extravaganza from Chinese language capital, we’ve realized. The trio additionally handled asserting responsibilities for the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo Summer season Olympics closing year and for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

This weekend, Lipinski, Weir and Gannon would possibly be web hosting from NBC Sports HQ in Connecticut. Over the route of this year’s Winter Games, the Comcast-owned network has held the bulk of its coverage of competitors in Beijing from studios within the U.S.

Lipinski and Weir went viral this week with their call of Russian establish skater Kamila Valieva’s short program, all in which she fell and ended up inserting fourth after being allowed to compete regardless of a explicit drug test. Gannon additionally was phase of the asserting team that night. Leer it under.

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The Closing Ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games will air stay Sunday at 4 a.m. PT/7 a.m. ET from Beijing, where it starts at 8 p.m. local time.

Social media was abuzz this week after 15-year-dilapidated gold medal favourite Valieva fell a pair of times all the plan in which thru her skate. Lipinski and Weir, each of whom are feeble Olympians, pulled no punches of their commentary all the plan in which thru Valieva’s flip on the ice. “There is now not always a gray quandary,” Weir stated all the plan in which thru NBC’s coverage early Thursday. “Need to you fail a drug test that you just can now not compete.”

Said Lipinski all the plan in which thru the performance: “I will’t imagine how great this has been on Kamila, and it makes me offended that the adults round her weren’t in a position to originate better decisions and handbook her and be there for her because she’s the one now going thru the outcomes and she or he’s lawful 15 — and that’s now not ravishing.”

Later, after Lipinski noted that the preferred Valieva wouldn’t medal within the event, Weir added: “Thank God. Thank goodness to your total totally different medalists to regain that moment, and to regain completed it fleet.”

Gannon saved his feedback to what was happening on the ice.

Lipinski won a gold medal in establish skating at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, whereas Weir competed at the 2006 and 2010 Games. They and Gannon were working Olympics together since Sochi in 2014.

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir weigh in on Kamila Valiyeva’s short program. pic.twitter.com/LdjY4LQOvv

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 16, 2022

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