NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
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(London: Chris Jansing) The displays of good sportsmanship and courage at the London Olympics featured; scenes shown of US gymnast Jordyn Wieber celebrating the victory for teammate Gabby Douglas, Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang hopping on one leg after falling and being helped by runners from Britain and Spain, Grenada's gold medalist Kirani James exchanging name tags with South African amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, Jamaican champion Usain Bolt pausing during an interview while the American anthem played for Sanya Richards-Ross. [MAN – comments on the cheering for the last-place rower from Niger.] [London 2012 Committee Sebastian COE- says it’s an opportunity for all nations to celebrate the things we hold dear.] [PISTORIUS – say it epitomizes what the Olympic movement is about.] American swimmer Dana Vollmer’s visit to a London hospital with her gold medals noted.
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