The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were a scam from the very start. Sochi is a resort city with mild weather that had nothing close to the infrastructure necessary to host the Olympics, yet the initial budget was only $12 billion dollars. In comparison, the budget for the 2010 Winter Olympics—held in the much…
Another day of action in London, another day of inaction by NBC. At 3:55 Eastern time today, Usain Bolt will run the men's 200-meter final. Five or six or seven hours later, NBC will get around to letting television viewers in the United States see what Bolt has done.
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So there was Roger Federer, beating Juan Martin del Potro in an insane Olympic semifinal: four hours and 26 minutes. A 19-17 third set. The longest three-set match in the Open era.
We don't know much but Al Michaels just interrupted NBC's Olympics coverage to say that a media bus struck and killed a cyclist in London.
So the internet is in a tizzy over the rather young Ryan Wieber!
For the first time since the Olympics began, an NBC executive has decided to talk. And, yup, he really likes the way NBC has rolled out coverage.