Michelle Kwan has been hired by Fox Sports to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion figure skater will cover a variety of sports for Fox, which is launching its cable sports channel, Fox Sports 1, this month.
Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002) says she has been encouraged by the network to report on sports outside the Olympics, as well, and is hoping to be involved in Fox's Super Bowl coverage just before the Sochi Games.
Fox, which is not an Olympics rights-holder — NBC carries the Olympics — also has hired Olympic skiing champion Picabo Street as another analyst. Kwan is hopeful of pairing up with Street on some assignments in Sochi.