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Bob Beattie

  • Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Birthday: January 24
Date of passing: 
April 01, 2018

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Obituary: 

Bob Beattie was an American sports commentator, skiing coach, and skiing promoter.

He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1961 to 1969, and co-founded the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966.

At the 1964 Winter Olympics in Austria, the Beattie-coached U.S. team won two medals, both in the men's slalom: a silver earned by Billy Kidd and a bronze by Jimmie Heuga.

His work as a ski-racing commentator for ABC included four Winter Olympic Games, from 1976 through 1988. He started hosting ESPN skiing programs in 1985.

Beattie died April 1, 2018, in Fruita, Colorado. He was 85.

 

Bob Beattie was an American sports commentator, skiing coach, and skiing promoter.

He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1961 to 1969, and co-founded the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966.

At the 1964 Winter Olympics in Austria, the Beattie-coached U.S. team won two medals, both in the men's slalom: a silver earned by Billy Kidd and a bronze by Jimmie Heuga.

His work as a ski-racing commentator for ABC included four Winter Olympic Games, from 1976 through 1988. He started hosting ESPN skiing programs in 1985.

Beattie died April 1, 2018, in Fruita, Colorado. He was 85.

 

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