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On August 8, 2008, the Beijing Summer Olympic Games opened with a bang. From the first beat of the drums to the final flickers of the flame, billions of people around the world were transfixed by the artistry, athleticism and heart-stopping action.

Oprah was one of 4 billion people who tuned in to cheer on her home team—Team USA™! Like many Americans, Oprah says she fell in love with the men and women who wore red, white and blue.

"They are sons, daughters, mothers and fathers—champions who made us stand up and cheer," she says. "As we witnessed what seems impossible, we began again to believe in miracles. It made us all just want to be better, fly higher, do more."

For the first time, Oprah is taking her show to Chicago's Millennium Park to give the athletes the homecoming they deserve. Thousands of fans—the largest audience in Oprah Show history—gather to celebrate more than 175 gold, silver and bronze medalists!
FROM: Season Premiere: Welcome Home Team USA's Olympic Stars!
Published on September 08, 2008


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