TOKYO (NEXSTAR) – It’s safe to say that Adam Bobrow is one of the most colorful commentators of the Tokyo Olympics. And when you see it, you will understand why.
“I love table tennis and I want to help the world love it.”
Bobrow is an announcer as well as a competitive table tennis player.
“As a commentator, I don’t see my job as just calling the games, I make the story. I can find the context, I can help people care about the athletes and get them emotionally involved. “
Bobrow’s love for sports began when he was a child.
“My dad played ping pong with me down the aisle and he did things I never thought were possible.”
And now Bobrow is redefining what’s possible. His nickname, “Snakeman,” comes from one of his signature moves which are almost as memorable as his signature look.
“Visually, colors for me, vibrant colors excite me, they make me happy, a sign of life and conviviality.
It all translates into the way he calls the action and he hopes to capture the world’s attention one set and one game at a time.
“For the rest of the world it’s once every four years, they flip through the channels and they’re like ‘woah, the ping pong at the Olympics, when did that start? “”
the Tokyo Olympics officially underway and will run until August 8.