Gretchen Bleiler Hosting Summer Olympics for Yahoo! Sports


Olympic snowboarding silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler might not be competing in the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, but she’s in the midst of the action all the same. The Oakley athlete is commentating for Yahoo! Sports. As if she wasn’t busy enough with photo shoots, designing her Oakley Gretchen Bleiler line and training for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Bleiler, who was recently named Best Female Action Sports Athlete at the 2008 ESPY awards is in Beijing to interview athletes, including Oakley’s Lolo Jones and Walter Dix who she interviewed at the Safehouse, and provide morning wrap-up sessions at 9:00 a.m. ET daily for Yahoo! Sports “Olympic Wrap-Up.”

“Since I was a little girl I have watched the Olympics, and I’ve always wanted to go to the Summer Games,” said Bleiler, “Working with Yahoo! has been an exciting experience so far and I have a whole new appreciation for the media and how they work. I am looking forward to an amazing 17 days in Beijing.”


Tess Weaver


August 12, 2008

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