Nancy Kerrigan returning to the Olympics just feels right, ya know??
She won't be skating, which is a shame (she's 44) — but we can't blame her! She WILL be covering the games, though, as she just joined NBC Olympics for the Winter Games coverage in Sochi!
The two-time Olympic medalist has been announced to:
"… provide insight into what it takes to prepare for and compete in figure skating at the highest level."
That means she'll also make appearances on Today and Access Hollywood!
This isn't new to her at all, either — she helped Entertainment Tonight during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
What's nuts is that this announcement comes just ONE DAY after the 20-year anniversary of her getting assaulted with a tire iron that left her unable to compete in the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Here's what she said recently about it:
"It was 20 years ago and I don't remember lots and lots of it. I know it was a horrible time for everyone involved. It was a bad streak, going through all the crud, and I was able to rise above it."
Apparently NBC is planning to air a documentary during the 2014 Winter Olympics about it!
We're just happy she's a part of the team and back in our lives!
[Image via WENN.]
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