Bob Costas has been with NBC Sports since 1979, and has also hosted HBO Sports & Entertainment programs since 2001. Bob has covered every major sport, but is perhaps most indentified with the Olympics and baseball. He anchored NBC's primetime coverage of the last four Summer Olympics --Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney Austrailia in the year 2000, and Athens, Greece in 2004. He also hosted the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Bob's first Olympic experience came in SOel, Korea in 1988, where he served as the late-night host.
From 1983 through 1989, Bob Teamed with Tony Kubek on NBC'S baseball "Game of the Week" telecasts. He hosted the Networks "NFL LIVE" pre-game show for nine years (1984-1992), stepping aside following Super Bowl XXVII. Costas has been involved in the coverage of six league championships series and five World Series for NBC sports. He has hosted six Super Bowls.
In the 90'S, Costas returned to basbeball handling play-by-play for NBC's All Star playoffs and World Series telecasts. He teamed with Joe Morgan for theses games. Costas' reputation within basbeball is longstanding, dating back to his "Game of the" partnership with Tony Kubek. His frequent and passionate commentary about the games history, appeal, and ongoing problems, has earned him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. His book, "Fair Ball, A Fan's Case For Baseball", earned excellent reviews, remained on the New York Times best seller list for several weeks, and influenced the ongoing direction concerning the game's direction.
Bob was the play-by-play voice of the NBA on NBC from 1997 through the 1999-2000 season. For many years prior he had been the host of NBC's NBA coverage. He was also a contributing interviewer and essayist on NBC's NFL pre-game show, the program he previously hosted for nine years.
In February 2001, HBO launched "On The Record With Bob Costas". The critcally praised and emmy award-winning show is one of two Bob hosts for HBO. The other, the long-running "Inside The NFL" welcomed Bob in 2002. On "INFL" he teams with Dan Marino, Cris Collinsworth, and Cris Carter to form a lively and popular team.
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