Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Carl Roepke is the voice of the venue

Parkite heading to fourth Games as a PA announcer

It would be hard to argue with Carl Roepke's infatuation with the Olympics.
He's been a staple at the Utah Olympic Park for the last 15 years as a jack-of-all-trades. He was a member of the United States luge team in the 1980s and has been a PA announcer at the last three Olympic Winter Games.
Now, after three Olympic Winter Games announcing bobsled, luge, skeleton and a multitude of Paralympic events, Roepke is venturing into foreign territory. In two weeks, he'll be at the epicenter of yet another sporting universe in London for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games.
Roepke will be the PA announcer for all 15 shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks in southeast London. But unlike bobsled or luge or skeleton, Roepke is venturing out of his comfort zone and learning to call a slew of unfamiliar sports on the fly.   read story here

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