Four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon just can’t keep himself away from the Summer Games.
The sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago made his first Olympic appearance in 1992 and then competed at every Games until 2008, when he took his first assignment as a sprint analyst for NBC sports.
Boldon has been a staple of track and field commentary ever since with assignments at the 2012 Games and now in Rio. Even in the years between Games, Boldon still spreads the Olympic spirit on Twitter.
Here are five things to know about the track star:
1. He shares a record with Usain Bolt
Boldon is one of four men in Olympic history to have won four Olympic individual event sprint medals. He is joined by Usain Bolt, Frankie Fredericks and Carl Lewis – although on Sunday, August 14 Bolt will attempt to break this record and become the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medals.
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2. He’s been called the ‘world’s fastest geek’
Boldon grew up surrounded by technology thanks to his father who worked as a systems analyst on mainframe computers. In an interview with Mashable, he confessed “when I was a competitive athlete, my hobby was building PCs from the ground up.” He was anointed the world’s fastest geek after making several appearances on Tech TV.
3. He’s a proud coach
Boldon coached 18-year-old sprinter Khalifa St. Fort from high school straight to the Olympics. “Understand this is not what I do – go seeking high school athletes,” Boldon told Mile Split. “I am busy traveling the world and broadcasting in my jobs as broadcaster and ambassador for the sport, but when I see a young talent being wasted, I am compelled to get involved.”
4. He’s got an impressive resume outside of sports
Boldon earned his pilot’s license in 2005 and followed that up by becoming a member of the senate of his native Trinidad and Tobago in 2006. He served in that role until 2007 when he resigned over issues with the leadership.
5. He’s part of a group of Olympians who build houses for the poor
Boldon is part of a group of 19 Olympians who built a home for a family in Mexico through the non-profit Homes of Hope. Boldon told PEOPLE that he and the rest of his group were so moved by the experience that they’re planning to come back each year for a new build. “I would not be surprised if our group is still together 20 years from now building homes,” he said.