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NBC flexes it Olympics muscles

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Left_Coast, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    BEIJING (AP) - Swimming and most gymnastic finals will be held in the mornings at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, allowing NBC to televise those high-profile events live in the lucrative prime-time American market.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    See Seoul, 1988.
    Most track finals in the morning, as were opening ceremonies.
  3. LIVE coverage on NBC?
    I'm amazed.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Sad thing is that they'll still be shown "plausibly live" so they can edit out all the dead time and rejigger the events to ramp up the drama (a la Kerry Strug in '96).
  5. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    It won't be live out here. :mad:
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    What about track and field?
  7. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    And put in all the BS profiles and overhyping of American athletes. Don Olhmeyer should be put in jail for what he did to the Olympics....
  8. You mean they didn't always suck? Huh, who knew?

    Apparently if you can somehow get canadian channels on a satellite, you can see the Olympics covered like sports. I'm told all you need is a fake canadian address.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Actially, if I recall correctly, Keri Strug's heroics took place in the afternoon. There are so many damn swimming events, some finals are in the daytime no matter where the Games are. I've covered daytime swim finals in Atlanta and in Sydney.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Dick Ebersole has more muscle than Allah I guess.
  11. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    We're spoiled in Canada. Not only is just about all of it live (except the nighttime package, obviously, when the Games aren't in North America), but we have two networks (one French, one English) doing comprehensive coverage. That, plus the U.S. basic cable (and premium cable stations some of us get, nudge, nudge, wink, wink), and you can go back and forth and back and forth until you find something you really want to watch.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Track and field finals (except for the marathon) will be at night in Beijing. Men's basketball final will be during the afternoon, but that shouldn't affect the U.S.
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