Rebecca Lowe to Host 2014 Winter Olympics On NBC Sports; What Does It Mean For EPL Fans?

NBC Sports Premier League host Rebecca Lowe has been named as host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that will be held in Russia early next year, according to a report by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.

Since August, Lowe has hit the ground running hosting NBC’s Premier League coverage that has generated record high ratings on NBC. Lowe was approached regarding the position of host and was asked whether she would be interested.

“When they asked if I would be interested, I was floored. I wasn’t expecting it. It is very easy to pigeonhole people and I think being a female back in the UK, I was pigeonholed as one of the females who does football (soccer) only. It’s very difficult to show people that you can actually do other things and why wouldn’t you be able to do so? I’d like the opportunity to say maybe I’m not just all about soccer, even as much as love the sport. Fingers crossed, I’m hoping I can show that.”

Coverage of the Winter Olympic Games runs from February 6-24, 2014, but Lowe will — no doubt — be in Sochi earlier than that to prepare. While it’s bad news that Lowe won’t be hosting Premier League soccer on NBC for 3-4 weeks or more, the good news is that Steve Bower has been selected as Lowe’s temporary replacement. Once the Games are over and Lowe has “recharged her batteries,” she’ll step right back in behind the desk at NBC Studios while Bower will return to England.

What games will Lowe miss while she’s in Russia hosting the Winter Olympic Games? Some key matches include Manchester City-Chelsea, Liverpool-Arsenal, Swansea-Cardiff, Arsenal-Manchester United, and possibly Man City-Man United (on either March 1, 2 or 3).

While we’ll be sad to see Rebecca Lowe go for a month, congratulations to her on a well-deserved achievement. It’s a perfect example of how flawless she and the entire TV experience has been for the Premier League this season. We can’t wait to watch her hosting the Winter Games!

It’s also a very smart move by NBC Sports to bring in Steve Bower. It’s obvious that NBC Sports is listening and reading the feedback of soccer fans who have almost unanimously raved about Bower.

Here’s our video showing a behind-the-scenes tour of NBC’s studios in Stamford, CT, as well as an exclusive interview with Rebecca Lowe on a recent Premier League Saturday:

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