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Al Michaels, one of the most renowned sports broadcasters of all-time and whose legendary "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" call at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games 32 years ago stands as one of the most famous calls in sports history, will work his second straight Olympics for NBC, serving as host of NBC's live weekend and weekday daytime coverage from London. Michaels was the daytime host at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010, his first Olympic broadcast assignment in 22 years, when he covered hockey and hosted the Closing Ceremony at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics for ABC.

Called "TV's best play-by-play announcer" by the Associated Press, the Emmy Award-winning sportscaster is the voice of "Sunday Night Football" and the NFL's premiere primetime package.

Michaels was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts. His colleague Cris Collinsworth and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones presented the award.

One of television's most respected journalists, Michaels has covered more major sports events than any sportscaster, including 20 years as the play-by-play voice of "Monday Night Football." He is the only commentator to call the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and host the Stanley Cup Final for network television. Among his many accolades, Michaels has captured six Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play (1986, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2007 and 2008) and has three times (1980, 1983 and 1986) received the NSSA Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association; he was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame in 1998. Michaels was named Sportscaster of the Year in 1996 by the American Sportscasters Association, and, in 1991, he was named Sportscaster of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review.

Michaels garnered his first Sportscaster of the Year Award in 1980, the year he made his memorable call ("Do you believe in miracles? Yes!") of the U.S. men's hockey team's dramatic upset victory over the USSR at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. His reputation for Olympic acumen grew with his coverage of figure skating and hockey at the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, and all track and field, in addition to road cycling, at the Summer Games in Los Angeles. He also covered hockey during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and served as the daytime host of NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Olympics.

Regarded as one of the best baseball announcers of all time, Michaels was ABC's lead baseball play-by-play announcer during the network's coverage of Major League Baseball. He has also earned praise as a journalist and became just the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series.

Michaels currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


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Age: 71 years old
Birthday: November 12, 1944
Full Name / Real Name: Alan Richard Michaels
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Linda Anne Stamaton (8/27/1966, 2 children)

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