Aussie comedians Roy & H.G. commentate on Men’s Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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NBC TV coverage of the Olympics is taking a beating. As usual.
Dvora Meyers is eloquent in her take down – Fake, Jingoistic, And Stupid: Gymnastics Coverage Is The Worst Part Of NBC’s Olympics
For the record, I don’t mind Al Trautwig as the dumb-as-a-stick everyman, relating to the non-gymnastics viewer. Tim Daggett is an active coach who knows what he’s talking about. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have explaining our sport to the general public.
Elfi Schlegel, a lovely person, never seems to add anything to the description. Bland, but not bad.
NBC must like them, though. They’ve been mainstays for many, many years.
Mashable has an outlandish proposal. Have the IOC sell the rights to a tech-savvy startup which would package video for any and all buyers.
Interesting. No NBC monopoly in the USA.
Don’t hold your breath, though. NBC paid $4.38 billion last year for exclusive rights to broadcast the summer and winter Olympics through 2020
(via The Gymnast Life)