Ski racer Bode Miller is returning to Eurosport to front the broadcaster’s upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championship coverage.
Channel bosses say the Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Champion “proved a hit with fans” when he lead coverage of last year’s PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
Over 38 hours of live action will be screened on Eurosport 1 and simulcast on Eurosport Player across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player also offering fans nearly 50 hours of highlights.
Miller will be joined in Sweeden by local journalists Isabel Boltenstern and Johan Anderberg.
French viewers will enjoy coverage by Jean-Pierre Vidal, Gauthier de Tessière and Florence Masnada and fans watching on Eurosport Italy will benefit from the unique views of double Olympic gold medalist Tina Maze.
Bode Miller said: “Winter sports is my passion, and as someone who enjoyed a fair bit of experience in World Championship events – if I cannot be out there racing myself – I will have the next best seat in the house analyzing the action for Eurosport.
“Fans will be in for two weeks of the best ski racing in the world.
“Working with Discovery during the Olympics in Korea last year was a huge thrill and I was overwhelmed at the feedback I received from fans from across Europe.
Emir Osmanbegovic, Eurosport SVP Sports Content and Production, said: “The Alpine World Ski Championships in Sweden represent another incredible opportunity to combine our local expertise with global scale.
“Eurosport has a rich history screening the very best winter sport events throughout the World Cup season and we are excited to also bring the flagship event on the alpine ski calendar to millions of fans across Europe.
“We’re thrilled Bode Miller has agreed to work with Eurosport for the duration of the World Championship. With his unique insights, along with Eurosport’s unrivalled experience producing the best events in the world, it is the perfect chemistry.
“Viewer numbers from this year’s Four Hills Tournament suggests the drama of last year’s Olympics in PyeongChang has whet the appetite winter sports fans across Europe and we are looking forward to another successful event.”