The 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone so it now gives us the chance to take a look back at the fortnight from Sochi and examine the best parts of NBC's coverage. The peacock employed a small army of announcers, hosts, analysts, and reporters in Sochi but by the laws of internet lists, there are only 10 that can make the final cutdown of those most worthy of praise. Here are our Top 10 Announcers from the 2014 Winter Olympics in alphabetical order...
Year after year, Mary Carillo is one of the most under-appreciated sports journalists by the general public. With NBC’s Olympic coverage, she seems to have found her niche moving between a late night host and doing special features. In Sochi, she played a key role in the Nancy & Tonya special and delivered other great reports throughout the games. The highlight may have been a trip to Scotland to learn about curling. Carillo’s capable of tackling the very serious stories and also having a bit of fun on air as well. Oh, and there was this moment, too.
Speaking of curling, this list would be incomplete without the voice of the sport for NBC’s Olympic coverage. While many fans were trying to watch late night or early morning streams away from NBC’s taped coverage, what we did see of curling on NBC was an impressive effort. The additions of medalists Pete Fenson and Kevin Martin in Stamford added some more mature analysis to the sport as it moved from “quirky cult hit” to “established Olympic event.” And Catalon’s job as lead play by play man shows that transition, especially a fantastic and lengthy discussion on the future of US Curling.no comments