Peter Graves Conversation

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A conversation with Peter Graves, Olympic Announcer and Television Sportscaster and Commentator. Peter is a former head coach of cross country skiing at Harvard University and skied for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He commentated at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, he was on ESPN’s SportsCenter during the 1984 and ’88 Olympics. He did mountain bike commentary for ESPN, TSN (Canada) and EuroSport. He was a public address announcer at the Olympics in Sydney 2000 (biking), Salt Lake City 2002 (Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Cross Country Skiing and Ski Jumping), Athens 2004, Vancounver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. He is scheduled to do PA announcing for Alpine Skiing for PyeongChang 2018. He has also commentated for numerous World Championships and World Cup events in cross country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, alpine skiing, mountain biking, biathlon and road cycling. In addition, he has been at every running of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota and has worked the American Birkebeiner.

Peter Graves Racing in Putney, Vermont in the Late Sixties

Peter Graves and Kjell Erik Kristiansen at Oslo 2011 World Championships

Peter Graves in ESPN Set During Calgary 1988 Olympics