Athens, GA (Aug 4, 2008) - The following are the NBC Sports Table Tennis talent assignments for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing:
Bill Clement, Play-by-play
Bill Clement is a former National Hockey League All-Star who played 11 years in the NHL. Clement worked as a studio host for The NHL on NBC, as well as covering men's ice hockey during the 2006 Winter Olympics, He also hosts the NHL on NBC Faceoff on NBCSports.com. Bill is also a daily contributor to In the Slot, Home Ice's afternoon show on XM Satellite Radio.
Sean O’Neill, Analyst
A 2008 USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame member, Sean O’Neill has represented the United States in every international competition possible including the Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup (team, doubles, and singles), and various international championships such as the English, German, French, Slovak, Brazilian, China, and Japan Opens.
A five-time U.S. Men’s Singles Champion, five-time U.S. Men’s Doubles, and six-times U.S. Mixed Doubles Champion, Sean won a total of twenty-eight U.S. Olympic Sports Festival medals, of which twenty-one were gold. A member of four Pan Am Games teams, Sean won two Gold, five Silver, and one Bronze medals.
Sean coaches a number of top U.S. player including World Team Member Jackie Lee and the Paralympic Team. Sean worked for NBC at the Olympic Games in 1988 and 2004, and will be doing color commentary for NBC in Beijing in 2008. Sean currently resides in Portland, Oregon.Biography and photograph courtesy of The Table Tennis Pioneers.
USA Table Tennis
711 North Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Tel: (719) 866-4583
Fax: (719) 632-6071
Michael Cavanaugh, Interim Executive Director
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
Chemin de la Roche, 11
1020 Renens / Lausanne
Adham Sharara, President & CEO
NBC Sports 2008 Olympic Table Tennis Page
NBC Sports 2008 Olympic Broadcast Schedule