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Olympic Games / Baseball #762759

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 2004
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(Athens: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Athens: Jim Maceda) The busiest day of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, reviewed; details given about the pickup in ticket sales & TV ratings; scenes shown of crowds, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who hopes to have the 2012 games in his city. [BLOOMBERG – comments on Athens’ accomplishment.] [US swimmer Michael PHELPS – explains why he gave up his relay spot to teammate Ian Crocker.] [“Los Angeles Times” Alan ABRAHAMSON†- comments on security.]

(Athens: Brian Williams) The day’s results reviewed. The Greek baseball team featured; details given of the idea of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos†† to have a team of American players with Greek ancestry. [Player Nick THEODORO††- expresses pride in playing for the team where his grandfather & mother came from.] [Nick’s parents Georgia & Anthony THEDOROU†- comment on going to Greece to support their son.] [Angelos’ son Louis†† ANGELOS – comments on what it means for Greeks to come together & represent Greece.] [Player Clay BELLINGER††- comments on playing in the Olympics.] [Greek MAN – wonders about how the game is played.] The failure of a US team to qualify for the Olympics noted.

Williams, Brian;
Maceda, Jim

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