August 24, 2004

Why I hate Olympic Coverage on NBC

It's gone beyond the usual: always sappy, sometimes maudlin bits on the atheletes, blatant homerisms, and making sure EVERYTHING is tape-delayed. Those I've learned to handle. This is the 6th Olympics they've done the same way, It's not going to changee. But when they ignore a potentially career-threating injury during an event they televise, that's when they go to far. I had to find this in Slate: Russian gymnast Alexei Bondarenko fell twice during the vault competition and injured his spine. He was taken to a local hospital and is doing well, but NBC NEVER MENTIONED IT, skipping directly to the next competitor. And as Slate mentioned, this wasn't some no-name Eastern European with an unpronouceable name. Bondarenko has his own profile page on the NBC Olympic official site. The bio of course, hasn't been updated to mention his frightning injury.

What an absolute fucking joke.

Posted by Frinklin at August 24, 2004 11:20 PM

USA coverage of Olympic Games can be described in one word "It Sucks!". NBC is going for rates and not for true coverage of the games.

[ do you?]

Posted by: Maxim V. Karpov at August 25, 2004 07:24 AM
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