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Bob Beattie

Skiing coach, television commentator

Robert P. Beattie[1] (January 24, 1933 – April 1, 2018) was an American skiing coach, skiing promoter and commentator for ABC Sports and ESPN. He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1961 to 1969. He co-founded the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966. His worked as a ABC included four Winter Olympic Games, from 1976 through 1988.

Bob Beattie
Bob Beattie 1966.jpg
Bob Beattie in 1966
Born
Robert P. Beattie

(1933-01-24)January 24, 1933
DiedApril 1, 2018(2018-04-01) (aged 85)
EducationMiddlebury College
OccupationSportscaster, skiing coach
Years active1955 – 2018
Spouse(s)
Kiki Cutter
(m. 1971; div. 1973)

Cheryl Britton
(m. 1980; div. 1987)

Marci Beattie (Until his death)

Beattie died on April 1, 2018 in Fruita, Colorado from a long-illness at the age of 85.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Achievement Award Recipients: 1984". Middlebury College. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  2. "Bob Beattie, pioneer of Alpine skiing's World Cup circuit, dies at 85". Boston Globe. April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.