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Bob Costas

Bob Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an NBC sportscaster, on the air since the early 1980s. He is the in-studio host of NFL coverage, play-by-play man for the NBA and major league baseball. Costas hosted "Later with Bob Costas" on NBC, 1988-94, and syndicated radio program "Costas Coast to Coast", 1986-96. He is a devoted baseball fan (he's been suggested as a potential commissioner) and wrote the best-selling "Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball" in 2000. Costas has frontlined many Olympics broadcasts for NBC. They include the Olympics in Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000, and Salt Lake City in 2002. A personal influence on Costas has been former ABC sports broadcaster Jim McKay who hosted many Olympics for ABC from the sixites to eighties.