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Kwan joins Fox as television analyst for Olympics

Most decorated American figure skater ever to provide 'insider stories,' maybe cover Super Bowl

Michelle Kwan will reprise the role she played for ABC in 2010, when she was a correspondent at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Michelle Kwan will reprise the role she played for ABC in 2010, when she was a correspondent at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. (Getty Images)

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(08/05/2013) - Michelle Kwan has signed on with Fox to be an analyst for the network at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Kwan, a five-time world champion and nine-time U.S. champion, will cover more than just figure skating in Sochi, saying she'll do "insider stories."

"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 told the AP.

In addition, she said, she'll be able to relay to the audience what the pressure-packed Olympic experience is like from someone who lived it.

With Fox launching its new 24-hour sports cable network, FS1, this month, the two-time Olympic medalist is excited for the chance to contribute to that channel's programming.

"I will be able to be a part of [FS1] and see it take shape and form," Kwan told the AP. "And also, if I have some sort of ideas how I want to report the Olympics, I will have that freedom to do it."

She also is holding out hope that she will be a member of Fox's team at next year's Super Bowl.

Since her last competitive appearance in 2005, Kwan has received her master's degree in international relations from Tufts University and been hired by the State Department as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.