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Olympic champion John Naber spotted commentating at Rose Parade

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John Naber is no stranger to television broadcasting. Today, the Olympic champion was spotted on the ABC broadcast of the Rose Parade as he introduced floats at street level.

Since winning gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games, Naber has become a force in the sports broadcasting world. No, he's not as well-known as a some of the full-time commentators, but he has quite a broadcast resume of his own. He's worked the camera at eight Olympic Games dating back to 1984. He's covered world championship events in many sports, including gymnastics, tae kwon do and weightlifting. His coverage has aired on an array of networks including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS and many, many more.

Of course, long before Naber began broadcasting we were introduced to him in Montreal at the 1976 Olympic Games. There, Naber won for gold medals (100- and 200-meter backstroke, 4x200-meter freestyle relay, 4x100-meter medley relay) and one silver medal (200-meter freestyle). In each of his gold-medal wins, Naber set a world record.

Broadcasting is just one of the many hats Naber has worn since his days as an Olympic swimmer. He's also a published author, a motivational speaker and a workshop leader, according to his website.


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