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mine would be maybe of course Al Michaels during the Miracle On Ice of course but id add maybe a few others like Russ Hellickson after Rulon Gardner won in 2000 or Tom Hammond during the women's 100 meters final in 92(he like the rest of us didn't know who had won until the replays clearly showed it was Gail Devers) cant remember any others so what were your favorites?

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My Favourites -

1976 - Nadia Comaneci winning the All-Around and earning the 1st ever 'Perfect 10'

1984 - Mary Lou Retton winning the All-Around over the Romanian Favourite Ecaterina Szabo.

1992 - Nigerian Women's 4x100 Team capturing the Bronze Medal in a rather tight Race. I loved how happy they were and celebrating when they found out they won the Bronze Medal, Really felt touched by it.

1996 - USA Women's Gymnastics Team fighting off Russia and Romania to win the Gold Medal in the Team Event, The Crowd in the Georgia Dome went nuts when Kerri Strug stuck her 2nd Vault with an injured knee. Another one of my favourites was when Nigeria's Chioma Ajunwa won Nigeria's 1st Gold Medal in the Women's Long Jump Event.

2000 - Romania winning Gold in both the Team Event and sweeping the Medals Podium in the All-Around Finals with Andreea Raducan, Simona Amanar & Maria Olaru winning Gold, Silver & Bronze. .

2012 - USA Winning Team & All-Around Gold with Gabby Douglas.

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A few for me..

1994 - Dan Jansen finally wins gold, setting a WR in the 1000

2000 from CBC - Simon Whitfield wins gold in the men's triathlon

2008 - Jason Lezak out-touches Alain Bernard for gold in the men's 4x100

2014 - T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men's hockey team win in an epic shootout vs. Russia

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I hate to be *that guy* but the Miracle on Ice wasn't the gold medal game. The US didn't clinch that until the beat Finland two days later.

Anyway, best call ever? Hands down Dick Bank's call of Billy Mills in the '64 10,000

Best call of my lifetime? Gifford/Beattie calling Franz Klammer's '76 gold. I've also seen this version in German that sounds awesome (any German speakers know what this is from?)

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My Favorites:

1964 - Billy mills wins 10,000m - NBC

1972 - Olga Korbut - ABC

1972 - Mark Spitz 7 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1972 - Men's Basketball Final - ABC

1976 - Franz Klammer's Downhill - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie, ABC

1976 - Nadia's Perfect 10 - ABC

1976 - Vasily Alexyev breaks world record to win weightlifting gold - Bob Beattie, ABC

1980 - Miracle on Ice - Al Michaels and Ken Dryden, ABC

1980 - Eric Heiden's 5 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1984 - Phil Mahre is told by ABC that he is a new dad

1984 - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie call an alpine event in conditions so foggy they can barely see the finish line - ABC

1984 - Mary Decker falls down - Al Michaels, ABC

1984 - Mary Lou Retton's Perfect 10 - ABC

1988 - Charlie Jones blows call by calling wrong Ethiopian winner in distance race - NBC "Ladies and Gentlemen, we just BLEW THIS CALL!" (lol)

1994 - Dan Jansen finally wins gold medal - CBS

1996 - Women's Gymnastics Team Final - John Tesh, NBC

1998 - Herman Meier's Downhill crash - Tim Ryan, CBS

2000 - Rulan Gardner beats the unbeatable - NBC

2006 - Lindsay Jacobellis hot dogs and crashes with a huge lead to blow gold medal - CBS

2008 - Michael Phelps 8 gold medal races - NBC

I could probably come up with more, but that's what I can think of right now.

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1996- Kerri Strug made the one-footed landing to win gold for the USA women's gymanstics. The hype leading up to that was unbelievable and nerve-racking, especially since we came very close to losing gold.

2002- Sarah Hughes winning gold in women's figure skating due to an unusual rule that moved her from 4th to 1st when they still scored under a 6.0 system. I was rooting for Michelle Kwan, but I was just ecstatic that the Russian didn't win it!

2004- Gervasio Deferr winning gold in the men's vault for the 2nd time in a row. (I just wanted him to win because he was the hottest in the event lol)

2008- Michael Phelps won his 100m butterfly gold medal, edging out and upsetting Cavic.

2008- Jason Lezak made up some major time to win the gold for the US team in the 4x100m freestyle relay, also giving Michael Phelps his record-breaking 8th gold medal, beating Mark Spitz' record.

2010- Evan Lysacek beat out Evgeny Plushenko for gold in men's figure skating

2010- Kim Yu Na won gold for women's figure skating, the first for South Korea

2010- US men's 4-man bobsledding team with Steven Holcomb winning gold

2012- the US women's gymnastics team won gold

2012- Gabby Douglas won All-Around gold

2014- US men swept the podium in the slopestyle skiing event

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Atlanta 100m Men - Donovan Bailey (Canada)

Because it was my third games I attend, around the 60th final I attend and my first ever Gold for my country

(since then, I saw 2 more in Beijing and 7 in Vancouver)

Hope see somes in Rio. GO CANADA

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My Favorites:

1964 - Billy mills wins 10,000m - NBC

1972 - Olga Korbut - ABC

1972 - Mark Spitz 7 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1972 - Men's Basketball Final - ABC

1976 - Franz Klammer's Downhill - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie, ABC

1976 - Nadia's Perfect 10 - ABC

1976 - Vasily Alexyev breaks world record to win weightlifting gold - Bob Beattie, ABC

1980 - Miracle on Ice - Al Michaels and Ken Dryden, ABC

1980 - Eric Heiden's 5 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1984 - Phil Mahre is told by ABC that he is a new dad

1984 - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie call an alpine event in conditions so foggy they can barely see the finish line - ABC

1984 - Mary Decker falls down - Al Michaels, ABC

1984 - Mary Lou Retton's Perfect 10 - ABC

1988 - Charlie Jones blows call by calling wrong Ethiopian winner in distance race - NBC "Ladies and Gentlemen, we just BLEW THIS CALL!" (lol)

1994 - Dan Jansen finally wins gold medal - CBS

1996 - Women's Gymnastics Team Final - John Tesh, NBC

1998 - Herman Meier's Downhill crash - Tim Ryan, CBS

2000 - Rulan Gardner beats the unbeatable - NBC

2006 - Lindsay Jacobellis hot dogs and crashes with a huge lead to blow gold medal - CBS

2008 - Michael Phelps 8 gold medal races - NBC

I could probably come up with more, but that's what I can think of right now.

to add a few

1984-dead heat in swimming-Jim Lampley, ABC

1988-some of the weird incidents in boxing such as the referee attacked and Roy Jones losing-Marv Albert, NBC

1992-Water Polo 6 overtime game-Charlie Jones. NBC

2010 men hockey gold medal game-Mike Emrick, NBC

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My Favorites:

1964 - Billy mills wins 10,000m - NBC

1972 - Olga Korbut - ABC

1972 - Mark Spitz 7 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1972 - Men's Basketball Final - ABC

1976 - Franz Klammer's Downhill - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie, ABC

1976 - Nadia's Perfect 10 - ABC

1976 - Vasily Alexyev breaks world record to win weightlifting gold - Bob Beattie, ABC

1980 - Miracle on Ice - Al Michaels and Ken Dryden, ABC

1980 - Eric Heiden's 5 gold medal races - Keith Jackson, ABC

1984 - Phil Mahre is told by ABC that he is a new dad

1984 - Frank Gifford and Bob Beattie call an alpine event in conditions so foggy they can barely see the finish line - ABC

1984 - Mary Decker falls down - Al Michaels, ABC

1984 - Mary Lou Retton's Perfect 10 - ABC

1988 - Charlie Jones blows call by calling wrong Ethiopian winner in distance race - NBC "Ladies and Gentlemen, we just BLEW THIS CALL!" (lol)

1994 - Dan Jansen finally wins gold medal - CBS

1996 - Women's Gymnastics Team Final - John Tesh, NBC

1998 - Herman Meier's Downhill crash - Tim Ryan, CBS

2000 - Rulan Gardner beats the unbeatable - NBC

2006 - Lindsay Jacobellis hot dogs and crashes with a huge lead to blow gold medal - CBS

2008 - Michael Phelps 8 gold medal races - NBC

I could probably come up with more, but that's what I can think of right now.

i was going to add Charlie Jones blowing the call in Seoul in 88 but you beat me to it but..

1988- US volleyball team wins second gold in back to back Olympics -Bob Trumpy, NBC

1994 - Dan Jansen finally wins gold medal -Dick Stockton, CBS

2000 - Rulon Gardner beats the unbeatable- Russ Hellickson, NBC

2008 - Michael Phelps 8 gold medal races- Dan Hicks, NBC

1984 - Mary Lou Retton's Perfect 10- Jack Whitaker, ABC

1988 US Soviet basketball semfinal that led to the Dream team being created in 92- Dick Enberg, NBC

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Actually I think my favourite moment has always been the 2012 US women's gymnastics team winning gold. It's funny how by accident after the Olympics i found the best place to buy gymnastics leotards and decided to continue my practice. I was injured two years ago and couldn't overcome the fear of falling again, but that team made me fight for what I love

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Super Saturday at London 2012:

Jessica Ennis Gold in the Heptathlon

Greg Rutherford Gold in the Long Jump

Mo Farah Gold in the 10,000 metres

I was in the stadium and Team GB got 3 golds in the space of 45 minutes - the noise in the stadium was amazing and the scenes in the Olympic Park afterwards were amazing - a great day and was a privilege to have witnessed it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9764832/London-2012-Olympics-Day-8-nothing-can-ever-beat-Super-Saturday.html

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