GAMES OF THE XXIX OLYMPIAD, THE {2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS}: DAY 5 {PART 2} (TV)

Summary

This program presents a portion of coverage of the 2008 Summer Games of the XXIX Olympiad from Beijing. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Bob Costas presides throughout this portion and introduces various events and highlights.

Sports commentators Chris Marlowe, Karch Kiraly, and Heather Cox cover men's beach volleyball preliminaries: Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers (USA) play Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde (Argentina). USA wins set one 21-12 and set two 21-13.

Cox interviews men's volleyball players Dalhausser and Rogers on clinching a spot in the finals.

Sports commentator Mary Carillo covers a segment on Beijing panda "baby making": 30 years ago, the panda bear was near extinction until the facility in Beijing began the process of "baby making," which includes specific food for the pandas along with aerobics.

Sports commentators Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines cover the men's 100m freestyle swimming semifinals: Alain Bernard (France) wins with a new world record time of 47.20, Stefan Nystrand (Sweden) finishes with a time of 47.91, Jason Lezak (USA) finishes with a time of 47.98, Lyndon Ferns (Russia) finishes with a time of 48.00, Cesar Cielo Filho (Brazil) finishes with a time of 48.07, Christian Galenda (Italy) finishes with a time of 48.47, Jonas Persson (Sweden) finishes with a time of 48.59, and Fabien Gilot (France) finishes with a time of 49.00.

Hicks and Gaines cover the men's 100m freestyle swimming semifinals: advancing to the finals are Eamon Sullivan (Australia) with a new world record time of 47.05, Bernard (France) with a time of 47.20, Pieter van den Hoogenband (Netherlands) with a time of 47.68, Matt Targett (Australia) with a time of 47.88, Nystrand (Sweden) with a time of 47.91, Lezak (USA) with a time of 47.98, Ferns (Russia) with a time of 48.00, and Cielo Filho (Brazil) with a time of 48.07.

Hicks and Gaines cover the women's 200m freestyle swimming finals: Federica Pellegrini (Italy) wins the gold medal and sets a new world record with a time of 1:54.82, Sara Isakovic (Slovakia) wins the silver medal with a time of 1:54.97, and Pang Jiaying (China) wins the bronze medal with a time of 1:55.05.

Hicks and Gaines cover the men's 200m butterfly finals: Michael Phelps (USA) wins the gold medal and sets a new world record with a time of 1:52.03, Laszlo Cseh (Hungry) wins the silver medal, and Takeshi Matsuda (Japan) wins the bronze medal.

Sports commentators Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, and Elfi Schlegel cover the vault exercise of the women's gymnastics team competition finals, featuring Yang Yilin (China) with a score of 15.100, Cheng Fei (China) with a score of 16.000, Deng Linlin (China) with a score of 15.250, Bridget Sloan (USA) with a score of 15.200, Shawn Johnson (USA) with a score of 16.000, and Alicia Sacramone (USA) with a score of 15.675.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Michael Phelps for Visa.


Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: August 12, 2008
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:36:02
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112848
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Artistic Gymnastics, team competition women
  • SERIES RUN:
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Visa

Credits

  • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
  • Chris Marlowe … Sports Commentator
  • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
  • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
  • Al Trautwig … Sports Commentator
  • Tim Daggett … Sports Commentator
  • Heather Cox … Sports Commentator
  • Elfi Schlegel … Sports Commentator
  • Mary Carillo … Sports Commentator
  • Karch Kiraly … Athlete
  • Phil Dalhausser … Athlete
  • Todd Rogers … Athlete
  • Mariano Baracetti … Athlete
  • Martin Conde … Athlete
  • Alain Bernard … Athlete
  • Stefan Nystrand … Athlete
  • Jason Lezak … Athlete
  • Lyndon Ferns … Athlete
  • Cesar Cielo Filho … Athlete
  • Christian Galenda … Athlete
  • Jonas Persson … Athlete
  • Fabien Gilot … Athlete
  • Eamon Sullivan … Athlete
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband … Athlete
  • Matt Targett … Athlete
  • Laszlo Cseh … Athlete
  • Takeshi Matsuda … Athlete
  • Federica Pellegrini … Athlete
  • Sara Isakovic … Athlete
  • Jiaying Pang … Athlete
  • Yang Yilin … Athlete
  • Cheng Fei … Athlete
  • Deng Linlin … Athlete
  • Bridget Sloan … Athlete
  • Shawn Johnson … Athlete
  • Alicia Sacramone … Athlete
  • Michael Phelps … Talent, Visa Commercial