I could not snag an interview with Scott Hamilton, who is in town for the Capitol Fourth Independence Day celebration on the National Mall (he'll be leading a tribute to the Olympics and USA Olympic teams). But here's his statement about the event:
"I can’t think of a better venue than the U.S. Capitol to honor and pay tribute to my fellow Olympians," said Scott Hamilton. "These athletes represent all of the qualities that have made America so great and it’s only fitting that we give Team USA a patriotic send off to Beijing on the 4th of July when we celebrate our nation’s birthday!"
The release I received also stated that Hamilton will have an inspirational book out next year titled The Great Eight.
Don't forget to watch the Capitol Fourth celebration if you'd like to see Hamilton and the Olympic tribute.