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LEX 18 Alum Hammond Will Lend Golden Voice To The Olympics

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Former LEX 18 alum Tom Hammond will lend his broadcasting chops to the 2018 Winter Olympics. '

Hammond will be in a familiar seat for the 2018 Winter Olympics: calling ice skating. In Pyeongchang, South Korea, Hammond will be the lead commentator for speed skating for NBC Sports alongside former Olympian Joey Cheek.   

He is also a 1967 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

He sat down and talked with UK about his previous experiences in South Korea.

“This will be my third visit to South Korea. My first trip was to cover the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, where I broadcast men’s and women’s basketball with the incomparable Al McGuire," he told UK Now. 

Hammond was sports director at WLEX from 1970 until 1980. 

Read his sit down with UK here.

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