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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 | 11:10 AM
I also cried at that moment...
Good luck to Federer in US open.
08/26/2008 | 10:46 AM
Yes! The Tears of Joy! Wonderful words for wonderful person!
Federer is the best tenis player ever and the begest human men in the world.
Comon Roger!
Good luck at US open! You can win, we know that.
Just do it!!!


08/26/2008 | 10:37 AM
Hey, Roger

I'm so glad to see this post here and it calls back the wonderful memories for your victory in double and winning the Olympic Gold medal for yourself as well as for your country.

Luckily I was there at that time, sitting next to the Swis
08/26/2008 | 10:28 AM
IT IS OK ROGER. I FOUND IN THE PHOTO GALLERY SOME PICTURES, BEAUTIFUL ONES, OF THE OLYMPIC CEREMONY.

THANK YOU ANYWAY FOR THE PICTURES AND FOR THE JOY TO SEE YOU HAPPY...
08/26/2008 | 10:28 AM
IT IS OK ROGER. I FOUND IN THE PHOTO GALLERY SOME PICTURES, BEAUTIFUL ONES, OF THE OLYMPIC CEREMONY.

THANK YOU ANYWAY FOR THE PICTURES AND FOR THE JOY TO SEE YOU HAPPY...
08/26/2008 | 10:21 AM
That is my unforgettable moment.
I'm always with you.
08/26/2008 | 10:14 AM
I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU MY DEAREST ROGER.
SO GLAD THAT THIS TIME TEARS CAME ON FROM BEING HAPPY FOR THE MOMENT YOU WANTED SO MUCH. TO GET OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL.

PLEASE PUT SOME PICTURES ON AS I COULD NOT SEE THE CEREMONY MOMENT

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN AD
08/26/2008 | 10:08 AM
roger~~
You're always the champ!!!

Good luck in US open!
08/26/2008 | 10:01 AM
How beautiful.....
And i agree, happy moments like this can't be replace by any kind of material thing.So you see true happyness can only be found in the heart....
Rogge said it so well...it was definitely my favorite moment of the olympics, seeing you
08/26/2008 | 08:40 AM
Awesome report that caught the eye of so many. And so great to see yr joy in tennis again at Beijing.
May we see in NY too, the joy to play again, forget about the records, when u have the joy, the records will come along with it.
It was so great to see
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