Found July 25, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Friday kicks off a familiar quadrennial tradition: trying to figure out what Bob Costas will wear on a given night, while marveling at his encyclopedic knowledge of badminton. This practice may or may not include bouts of cheering for the underdog Belgian men’s national field hockey team, hoping that the country can finally get off the gold-medal schneid. Or, even the occasional urge to position pieces of furniture in the room to recreate the optimal conditions for a gymnastics vault. The latter certainly explains why the Olympics bring about an increase in the number of OR visits concerning various household item-related impalement injuries.
Yes, folks, the five-ringed media circus is back. The Olympic Games have returned. Citius. Altius. Fortius. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought that the Latin maxim probably had something to do with watching the world’s greatest athletes on tape-delay in primetime. The Games, where all the nations of the world — the ones that do...
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Bob Costas – the face of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics — posed with a few athletes including the New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony for The Hollywood Reporter.
Alongside American sportscaster Bob Costas, Carmelo Anthony will grace this month’s Olympic issue of ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘. Check out some photos and behind the scenes footage of the shoot:
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