By Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Good day from New York. It's been a while since I've been able to say that. I was in Vancouver covering the 2010 Games for the last four weekends. While it is great to be home, I must admit I'm still going through a case of Olympics withdrawal.
I can't imagine what it will be like to anchor a newscast without the dramatic sight of those mountains and the harbor behind me, the sound of float planes taking off behind me, or the cheers erupting from crowds in the nearby street every time a Canadian athlete won a medal. I may have to have our audio folks pipe in the strains of "Oh Canada" in my earpiece. Each of us got caught up in the moment every time Canadians spontaneously broke out in their national anthem.
The Canadians were great hosts, the American athletes made all of us proud, and some moments, like the electrifying gold medal men's hockey showdown will be hard to forget. It was a blast to be there to cover it all, and it has been so nice to hear from so many of you who were glued to the coverage here at home. I look forward to joining you tonight for NBC Nightly News.