With the highly anticipated women's gymnastics team final tonight on NBC, we talk to one of NBC's lead gymnastics analysts, Elfi Schlegel. Along with partner Tim Daggett, Elfi has been a fixture in the gymnastics booth for a generation. We talk with Elfi about her experience as an announcer and what being such a pivotal part of NBC's Olympic team has meant to her.
Q: You've been such an integral part of NBC's gymnastics coverage, did you imagine still being a part of the Games in this capacity as an athlete?
A: When you’re competing, your life revolves around doing what you do best. When the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics, I couldn’t do what I did best. When that chance was ripped away from me, all I could think about was that one day, I would go to the Olympics and really experience it. I did that in 1988 working with CBC in Canada. I was eight years removed from the moment that was supposed to be mine, but I welcomed the new path I was taking. It was emotional.no comments