2008 Olympian Jones Serving As Olympic Analyst

Feb. 10, 2018, 10:22 p.m. (ET)
 
 

Christina Noelle Jones, a member of the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team that competed at the 2008 Olympics, will once again offer her knowledge and experience as an Olympic analyst for KSNV News 3 in Las Vegas.

Jones, who finished fifth in team at the Beijing Games, will be on-air five days a week and contributing coverage on social media.

In addition to focusing on the current events that unfold, I will be sharing an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to compete in the Olympics: the training and sacrifice that goes into it, walking in Opening/Closing Ceremonies, and what the athletes are thinking and feeling,” Jones said. “I feel it’s my duty as an Olympian to try to steer media away from sensationalism and drama. My goal is to focus on what the athletes want media to cover: their lifetimes of dedication and hard work.

Jones first served as an Olympic analyst for KSNV during the 2016 Games, giving viewers an insider’s view of synchro.

“I loved focusing on how the Olympics are a moment of peace and unity,” she said. “I also made sure synchronized swimming got a bunch of shout-outs and explained our beautiful but grueling sport to those who might not know much about it.”

Jones said one of the most incredible memories of her Olympic experience was that she got to experience it with eight of her dearest friends: her teammates.

“We had been training for years together, and to experience representing our country in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies together is a moment I’ll never forget,” she said. “I remember the bone-chilling USA chant as we walked into the stadium, and I remember being amazed as I looked around the village at the different builds of all of the athletes. I remember thinking that each and every athlete has an incredible story and overcame their own personal challenges to be there representing their country. It was this overwhelming feeling of unity between all of the athletes.”

Read more about Christina’s work as an Olympic analyst here and here.