ATLANTA (AP) _ Jim Lampley will host Turner Network Television's coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Lampley joined HBO Sports in 1988, where he serves as an announcer on ``World Championship Boxing'' and for Wimbledon. He also is a senior correspondent for the network's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.''

The Nagano Games will mark Lampley's ninth Olympic assignment.

TNT plans to air more than 50 hours of coverage of the Games from Feb. 7-22.