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WME parent company Endeavor announced on Monday that it has hired former Under Armour executive Kerry Chandler as the entertainment company’s new chief human resources officer.

“As Endeavor continues evolving and expanding, the human resources function and its role in maintaining an environment where our employees have the support and resources to really thrive and seize opportunities become more important than ever,” Endeavor CEO Ariel Emanuelsaid in a statement. “Kerry brings incredible experience across all of the key drivers in creating, and sustaining, this type of environment on a global scale.”

Before serving as chief human resource officer at Under Armour, Chandler held senior executive HR roles with Christie’s International, the National Basketball Association, Disney and ESPN, IBM, and Motorola, among others. Chandler takes over the role at Endeavor, replacing Carole Katz who is stepping down after 18 years with the company. Katz with retain an advisory role with Endeavor in the interim.

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Chandler will work across all of Endeavor’s sports, fashion and entertainment companies, which include WME, IMG and UFC.

“Endeavor has undergone an amazing transformation over the last several years, establishing a significant presence across all facets of media,” Chandler said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time to become part of this company’s journey and have an opportunity to support such a passionate and driven team.”

Chandler began her career as an HR representative at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation before a series of positions with Exxon, Motorola, and IBM. A love for sports brought her to ESPN in 2000 where she served as a Senior Vice President, overseeing HR operations for the company.

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She later held several similar positions within the Disney family including a key role at Hong Kong Disneyland before transitioning to the NBA in 2007 where she rose to Executive Vice President. She then moved on to Christie’s before joining Under Armour as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2015.

Chandler has received numerous recognitions including being named a “Game Changer” among women in sports by the SportsBusiness Journal; one of “The Most Powerful Women in Business” by Black Enterprise; and BizWomen’s “Top 100 Business Women to Watch.”

Chandler is currently a member of the Human Resources Policy Institute (HRPI) and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). She also serves on the espnW Advisory Panel, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the board of the New York Urban League. Chandler has previously served on the boards of the University of Exeter’s Center for Leadership Studies in the United Kingdom; the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC); Her Justice, an organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women who are victims of domestic violence; and the Senior Human Resources Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, among others.

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NBC’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will kick off Thursday night with the start of the figure skating team competition. But if you tune in and kick yourself because you missed the much-anticipated Opening Ceremony, don’t worry — that isn’t happening until the following morning stateside.

For U.S. viewers who want to watch how things unfold in real-time, the event will be live-streamed online starting at 6 a.m. Friday on the NBC Sports website and app. (Korea is 14 hours ahead of the East Coast, which means 6 a.m. Friday is 8 p.m. local time.)

This will be the first time the Opening Ceremony will be streamed live for those in the U.S. For viewers in the United Kingdom, the Games will be available on BBC TV and digital platforms.

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NBC’s Katie Couric and Mike Tirico (taking over for the now-retired Bob Costas) will be stepping in to cover the festivities from PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which seats 35,000 and was built specifically for the opening and closing ceremonies.

While American television viewers won’t be able to catch the Opening Ceremony fully live — although Today will be airing reports from PyeongChang that morning— NBC will broadcast a delayed replay of the ceremony for primetime viewers starting at 8 p.m. E.T. on Friday.

The Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics will feature a grand parade of the dozens of countries competing in the Games, and it’ll be South Korea’s chance to showcase their culture through performance and spectacle on the world stage.

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This year, in an highly anticipated gesture, athletes from both South and North Korea will be marching under one unified flag during the ceremony. It’s being touted as an important step in relations between the two feuding countries, and also symbolizes the power of sport.

This will all lead to the lighting of the Olympic torch, which will signal the official start of the Games.

For Team USA’s opening ceremony entrance, Ralph Lauren is providing Americana-inspired outfits that will feature slim-fit moto jeans, fringed cowboy gloves, a tricolor wool knit sweater, a navy bandana and brown suede mountaineering boots with red laces.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will air live starting Feb. 8. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.

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