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LOUGANIS, THOMPSON & HALE CALL MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER ON FOX SPORTS 1
Olympic Star and Dog Agility Expert Greg Louganis, CROWD GOES WILD’s
Georgie Thompson & NFL on FOX Sideline Reporter Jennifer Hale
Cover Westminster’s First Agility Trial
New York – Four-time Olympic champion diver and dog agility expert Greg Louganis, CROWD GOES WILD co-host and acclaimed British sportscaster Georgie Thompson and NFL on FOX sideline reporter Jennifer Hale team up to call the MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER on FOX Sports 1. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 PM ET live from Pier 94 in New York City.
One of the greatest divers in history, Louganis is currently a dog agility expert, motivational speaker, mentor for the U.S. Olympic diving team and judge for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour. The U.S. Olympic Hall of Famer has actively competed in dog agility competitions and published the book For the Life of Your Dog, which he co-wrote with Betsy Sicora Siino. Louganis is the only male to sweep both the 3-meter and 10-meter diving events in consecutive Olympic Games (1984, 1988) and earned five Olympic medals, including four gold, five World Championship titles and 47 national titles, more than anyone in U.S. history.
One of the stars of CROWD GOES WILD, airing weekdays at 5:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1, Thompson sits alongside television legend Regis Philbin and an eclectic panel that discusses sports stories big and small in their unique way. Thompson came to FOX Sports 1 by way of Sky Sports in Great Britain, where she presented Formula 1 coverage and served as an anchor for Sky Sports News’ Afternoon Report and Evening Update.
Floor reporter Jennifer Hale recently completed her second season as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports’ NFL coverage. She won several Edward R. Murrow, Emmy and AP awards for her political and investigative reporting with WVUE-TV in her native New Orleans.
The MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER is Westminster Kennel Club’s first-ever agility trial and precedes Westminster’s 138th Annual All Breed Dog Show (Feb. 10-11). With its live coverage of the agility trial, Westminster and FOX Sports 1 team up to bring what the American Kennel Club calls “the most exciting canine sport for spectators” to center state on Westminster weekend, as dogs and their handlers attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more in a timed competition in the fastest-growing dogs sport in the country.