Chad Salmela: Beijing Olympic Preview

by Tom Kelly

Chad Salmela: HEARTBEAT Pocdast w/ Tom Kelly

New Gloucester, ME -   As an athlete, coach and broadcaster, Chad Salmela has been among the most influential advocates for biathlon in the last two decades. A highly-respected broadcaster for NBC, Chad comes to us live from the finish stadium at Antholz to share his thoughts on the sport and a preview of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

A native of Minnesota's Iron Range, Salmela had a strong career as an athlete on the U.S. Biathlon Team, then as a coach with the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. He is most noted for his broadcast voice with NBC and Peacock TV, where he will be calling his fifth Olympics for the network at Beijing.

Salmela has been at the microphone for cross country skiing and biathlon for the network. But his most famous call was his masterful and exuberant commentary as Jessie Diggins battled Stine Nilsson of Sweden to the finish for cross country gold in 2018.

Tune in to NBC and Peacock TV to hear Chad Salmela's commentary of the Olympics in Beijing.

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