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Highlight of NBC's Olympia coverage

25.08.2008 | Tennis

NBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Games concluded Sunday with the Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony. NBC Olympic primetime host Bob Costas hosted the Closing Ceremony. In this extract, Bob Costas interviewed Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC.

 

Costas: Last thing, what was your favorite moment of these games?  

 

Rogge: I have many, but there is one moment that I will never forget and that is the tears of joy of Roger Federer winning the gold medal for the doubles. Here you have the man who is arguably together with Sampras, the best ever tennis player in the world.  He has won everything but the elusive gold medal he did not have. He wanted to go to the Olympic Games at the end of the season, and he won the medal and he was crying. I mean for me, this is the same thing. The spark in the eyes of a Michael Jordan. These are millionaires, these are mega-stars. They win an Olympic medal and there is no money to win in the Olympic games, and you see the sparkle in the eyes, the tears in the eyes, that is the dramatic moments of the games.

 

 

 
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08/27/2008 | 05:12 AM
Way to go Roger, it was fantastic to see you get the gold metal, well deserved. Best of luck to you in the US Open, just saw the first rounds of the match and it looks like the same Roger as number one. You are the best, lets get this one. lol
08/27/2008 | 02:34 AM
hehehe thats right :)
08/27/2008 | 12:26 AM
It was a very special moment, and I am glad Mr. Rogge remembers it as such, among all the other special moments. yes, it was truly a personal triumph, too, for you and Stan, and especially for you, and I was so happy to see that victory and gold medal tha
08/26/2008 | 11:50 PM
Fans,

Thanks for great posts, all p6,
hughsie,
fedrerworshiper,
sheleo,
Mitz,
ElaineW,
federerfanforever

and
wanglily, p7 for your report of "HOPP SCHWIIZ!'

takeko


08/26/2008 | 11:36 PM
Yes, Roger,

It was a wonderful moment. Your joy of crying is something incredible. You are such a man of sensitivity and humility among other things.

Love, forever,
takeko
I'm still in germany, time here is 23:35
08/26/2008 | 11:10 PM
Because this, you are my idol, my number one. You are a big man, you are the best of the best the all times. Thank you for everytimes that you play.
Good lock forever.
08/26/2008 | 10:48 PM
All the Best Roger
Good luck in US OPEN and WIN
08/26/2008 | 08:55 PM
congratualtions on the gold medal again. I watched you win the gold medal on the tele and I've never felt more joy than seeing the tears in your eyes and the joy on your face as you won. I now you would ahve loved the individual gold but we are all stil
08/26/2008 | 07:14 PM
I am so glad you posted this excerpt from the Costas-Rogge interview. It tells it all. xoxo, Lily
08/26/2008 | 06:07 PM
Allez Roger!
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