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Al Michaels to host NBC's coverage of Vancouver Games

March 5, 2009 | 11:50 am

"Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

Al Michaels said those words at the 1980 Winter Olympics when the U.S. hockey team stunned the world by beating the Soviet Union -- and it became one of the most famous calls in the history of sports broadcasting.

Today NBC announced that Michaels is coming back to the Winter Games -- as host for NBC's coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He hasn't worked an Olympics since the 1988 Calgary Games, and has never been the host.

NBC plans more than 50 hours of live weekend and weekday daytime coverage from Vancouver from Feb. 12 to 28 of next year.

-- Debbie Goffa