in reply to I watch the Olympics

Well, as an Aussie currently on vacation in the USA, from the coverage I have seen one could believe that the only country competing is the USA . . .

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RE: RE: I watch the Olympics
by takshaka (Friar) on Sep 25, 2000 at 23:51 UTC
    Americans who want to see actual competition (instead of endless human-interest stories and taped highlights of US competitors) have to resort to watching CBC. The excellent live coverage from Canada almost makes up for Celine Dion.
      Don't blame us for Celine Dion. She's from Quebec. As for the CBC, Olympic coverage may be good, but the constant reruns of old sitcoms is boring. How about Olympic keyboarding???
RE: RE: I watch the Olympics
by ZZamboni (Curate) on Sep 26, 2000 at 01:37 UTC
    Ah, how true! It's good to know I'm not the only one to notice. As an example, during men's gymnastics the other day, they would only show the U.S. team, even when they weren't competing! They would show the U.S. team taping their fingers or chatting with their coach rather than show the other events going on at the same time. How upsetting!

    Oh, they would show other teams, sure - only when they made mistakes.

    I mean, it's one thing (and OK) to vouch for your team, but this is absolutely shameless!



RE: RE: I watch the Olympics
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 25, 2000 at 23:46 UTC
    if you are lucky, in a northern state, you might catch the CBC channel on cable.

    Unlike NBC in the states, the CBC shows actual events as they happen.

    This is the worst coverage ever in the US. coming on the heels of the previous worst ever, which followed the previous worst ever.

    It's a national embarassment IMHO

      Ahh, the CBC, the only thing they are good for is olympics, hockey and This Hour has 22 Minutes ;-) They do sports very well. Not only are they showing the events that have Canadians in them, they also show all the major medal events (meaning, basically no Canadians ;->). I have never been disappointed in there olympic coverage
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