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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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08/26/2008 | 05:23 PM
Dear Roger the Great,

IOC President said it very beautifully. I am so happy and proud to know that your tears of joy is IOC President Jacques Rogge’s favorite Olympic moment, this brings tears of joy to my eyes. Olympic gold was your dream and you f
08/26/2008 | 04:22 PM
Hello Fans,

Did anyone notice when checking the pictures of the 40th anniversary of USO that while everyone was entering they simply write sharapova enters, Safin e.t.c, but when Roger entered they wrote True Champion. Here

http://www.usopen.org/en_
08/26/2008 | 04:03 PM
I was so moving when I saw you won the gold medal!
You are the best!Come on!
08/26/2008 | 03:55 PM
great moment in time
and all world see why we love you so much
keep going oh captain my captain

Bostjan
08/26/2008 | 03:52 PM

****

A win for you Roger is a win for me! I was so happy when you won the GOLD!!! A week later and I'm still happy!

****

Shal
08/26/2008 | 03:45 PM
nothing could be more touching than that moment
he deserved it after a long time of disappointment
he is WORTH IT
PLEASE get that last grand slam of the year
break a leg
best wishes
08/26/2008 | 03:38 PM
Hello all,

I didn't see Djokovic's name on the schedule of play, does anyone know when he'll be playing?

Thanks.
08/26/2008 | 03:04 PM
Roger,

I'm thinking of you all the days.

Good luck tonight!!!
08/26/2008 | 02:57 PM
US open is YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=D
08/26/2008 | 02:51 PM
Hello Roger, The moment you won the gold is the most precious moment of my life which I am gonna preserve forever, even after I die. The whole world knows no one was more deserving than you for this gold medal.It was the moment when all your fans had tear
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