After 25 years on the air, Oprah Winfrey has said goodbye to her long-running talk show. SI.com looks back at some of her interviews with athletes, beginning with a 1994 visit by Michael Jordan.
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Controversial basketball star Dennis Rodman paid a visit to Oprah in April 1996. The Bulls' forward discussed his book "Bad As I Wanna Be."
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A then-single Tiger Woods took to Oprah's famous couch in April 1997, after winning the Masters.
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Michael Jordan and Oprah share a laugh during a November 1997 appearance.
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Oprah kicked off her 23rd season by hosting a homecoming at Chicago's Millennium Park for the U.S. Olympians who competed in Beijing. Among the athletic masses: swimmer Michael Phelps.
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Lisa Leslie also partook in the Millennium Park festivities, showing off her gold medal.
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Rutgers player Kia Vaughn appeared on the show after suing radio show host Don Imus for comments he made about the team.
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In September 2009, Mike Tyson made his first appearance on Oprah. He made a second visit with Evander Holyfield in October 2009, during which he apologized for the ear-biting incident in their heavyweight title bout.
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In her first post-prison interview, track star Marion Jones spoke to Oprah about her decision to lie to federal prosecutors asking about her use of performance-enhancing drugs. On the show, Jones tearfully read a letter she wrote to her her two young sons while in prison.
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In 2009, Oprah joined in the effort to try to land the Olympics for Chicago. Here she gives a speech in Copenhagen.
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Three of televisions most notable talk show hosts joined for a Super Bowl commercial in 2007.
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