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Michelle Kwan (F11) to Serve as Sports Analyst at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Associated Press

Kwan to Cover Olympics for FOX

Michelle Kwan is going back to the Olympics - as a television analyst.

Kwan has been hired by Fox Sports to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion figure skater will cover a variety of sports for Fox, which is launching its cable sports channel, Fox Sports 1, this month.

Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002) says she has been encouraged by the network to report on sports outside the Olympics, as well, and is hoping to be involved in Fox's Super Bowl coverage just before the Sochi Games.

''When they asked, they were really encouraging to me to try it out,'' said Kwan, who works for the State Department as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs. ''They said, `We are going to be innovative and fun and open to different angles,' which really attracted me. Reporting and story-telling is what they want, so for me it will interesting to kind of let the public know about the stories of athletes, or their perspectives on the Olympics.''...

...[Kwan] graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in international studies, and earned her master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2011.

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