Carrie Underwood‘s “The Champion,” which has already been used for the Super Bowl this year, will also get a few spins during NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. But what event is she most looking forward to?
“It is really hard to pick one Olympic sport that I love to watch and is my favorite because there’s always something going on, and it’s always just kind of nice to tune in and see how we’re doing as a country,” she reports in a press release from her label. “Growing up, I always loved figure skating. I always thought the girls were so beautiful and graceful and strong and athletic.
“I mean, I remember dancing around our living room pretending I was an ice skater, even though I’d never been on the ice before. That’s always one that’s fun to watch, and I am always in awe just how high everyone jumps and twists and spins. It’s incredible.”
And of course, now that she’s married to NHL superstar Mike Fisher (who recently announced his decision to come out of retirement), hockey has become another favorite. “One I never really watched growing up is hockey,” she confesses. “I didn’t know that much about hockey growing up in Oklahoma and now, obviously, that I’m married to a hockey player, he’s tuning in. He’s checking things out and obviously I’m into hockey these days.
“So, it’s something that is fun to watch and I’m glad it’s something I’ve gotten into and I’m glad that I get to watch even more hockey during the Olympics.”
The Olympic competitions will start on Thursday, February 8th, with the Opening Ceremonies taking place on Friday, February 9th. Competition will run through Sunday, February 25th, the day of the Closing Ceremonies.