Olympic Winter Games

September 08 2017

Bobsleigh legend André Lange to join Eurosport Germany for PyeongChang 2018

September 08 2017

The most successful bobsleigh athlete in the history of the Olympic Winter Games will be part of Eurosport Germany’s broadcasting team in PyeongChang.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist André Lange will join Eurosport Germany for its coverage of all bobsleigh events from the Alpensia Sliding Centre at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February.

André Lange will assume the role of Head Coach of the South Korean luge team in October and during the first week of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he will coach the team before linking up with Eurosport to provide expert insights of the bobsleigh events for German viewers watching on Eurosport during the second week. In addition to providing on-site analysis for fans on-site in Pyeongchang, Lange will be a guest on several Eurosport shows as well as across Eurosport’s digital platforms.

With an unique line-up of renowned commentators and top-class sports experts, Eurosport plans to deliver the ultimate Games experience the German viewers and break down the performances of the athletes with passion and technical insights from former top athletes. As well as André Lange, respected sports experts Sven Hannawald, Martin Schmitt, Anni Friesinger-Postma, Frank-Wörndl, Michael Greis, Jochen Behle and Fabian Hambüchen will be on duty for Eurosport in PyeongChang.

During an illustrious career, Lange won four Gold Medals at three different Olympic Winter Games: Salt Lake City 2002 (four-man bob), Torino 2006 (two-man and four-man bob) and Vancouver 2010 (two-man bob). In addition, Lange collected a silver medal with the four-man bob in Vancouver 2010. After professional career came to an end, Lange became part of the coaching staff of the German Bobsleigh and Luge Federation (BSD) and spent a season as a television expert.

André Lange said: “Eurosport has great ambitions and an outstanding talent line-up for its PyeongChang 2018 coverage. It is a great honour for me to be part of this team and I am really looking forward to my new role with Eurosport.

“It is my aim to bring viewers closer to the action and give them unique insights into my sport. Bobsleighing is often described as the ‘Formula One in the Ice Channel’ – it combines high speeds of more than 150 km/h, a full athletic effort with complete control - and the smallest error can decide between victory or defeat. I want to explain all aspects of the sports but also tell the great athletes' stories.”

Gernot Bauer, Head of Sports at Eurosport Germany: “In PyeongChang, we will bring viewers closer to the action than ever before and we will deliver a localised production with an outstanding talent line-up.

“Another Olympic champion has joined us and as a four-time Olympic gold medallist, André [Lange] can share the everything there is to know about his sport and the pure spirit of the Olympic Games with our viewers. He has the knowledge to analyse every small detail of the bobsleigh events, and as coach of the South Korean luge team, he can give our viewers even more insights and share the enthusiasm from the Korean perspective from the Olympic Winter Games.”