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  • Peter Graves

  • Born: May 16, 1952

  • Hometown: Bennington, VT

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Peter Graves

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Peter Graves is an American television sportscaster and public address announcer specializing in Olympic, lifestyle and action sports. Known as the “Voice” for many sports, including 11 Olympic Games. Peter’s work has earned him an outstanding reputation in the skiing world. He has earned and deserves to be elected to the U. S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Peter become synonymous as the voice of Nordic skiing at U.S. World Cup events and the international American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race from 1977 to 1985.

In 1980 he was the expert commentator with ABC’s Bill Fleming for cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. In addition to working with ABC Sports and ESPN for the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Winter Games, he worked as a stadium announcer and producer. In other Winter Olympic games Peter worked at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, he was an associate producer in the SLOC sport production department. He also served as the stadium announcer in Salt Lake City. During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver he was the host announcer, he followed that up by serving as PA announcer at alpine skiing, jumping and at medals plaza at Sochi 2014. In 2018, Graves served as Alpine host announcer at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

During 1981 Peter was U.S. Ski Team XC Ski Coach and Nordic Development Director. He was the primary television announcer for the U. S. Ski Team from 1986 to 1990. Since 1997 Peter continues as an active stadium announcer at domestic World Cup ski events including the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup at Beaver Creek and Aspen, Colorado and World Championship races.

In 2010 Graves was awarded the USSA’s John Clair Award for lifetime service to the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, and in 2016 Graves was awarded the FIS Ski Journalist of the Year.

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