Here's Everything Else NBC Edited Out Of The Opening Ceremony Broadcast

NBC promised to show yesterday's Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony events from Sochi "as they happened." That obviously wasn't true, though compared to the network's butchering of London's closing ceremony two years ago NBC managed to keep most of the substance. Viewers in the U.S. saw 91% of the opening ceremony,… » 2/08/14 11:07am 2/08/14 11:07am

How The Opening Ceremony's Russian History Lesson Handled The Bad Stuff

Every Olympic opening ceremony is essentially the same—the host nation's history, by way of Cirque du Soleil. The real drama is in seeing how they'll whitewash the bad stuff. So, how did Sochi organizers cover the period between the Russian Revolution and World War II, the period of purges and famines that killed… » 2/07/14 3:15pm 2/07/14 3:15pm

Pretend-Lesbian Pop Duo To Perform At Sochi Opening Ceremony

Here, via the Wall Street Journal, is a bit of unexpected news about the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics: t.A.T.u., the Russian female pop duo that once gained some international recognition for making out with each other in a music video, is set to perform at the opening ceremony. » 2/06/14 5:57pm 2/06/14 5:57pm

NBC Cut A Memorial Tribute To A Dead U.S. Marine From Its Opening…

Three weeks ago we brought you the story of U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Andrew Chin. Chin's friends and family submitted his photo to be included in a memorial segment of the London Olympics opening ceremony, only for them to realize when the program aired on NBC in tape delay that the memorial segment had been… » 8/23/12 12:30pm 8/23/12 12:30pm

Area Couple Offended By "Loud, Sexualized, Pagan" Olympics

There is nothing in the world like the letters to the editor section of a small newspaper. Remember the Ohio man who wanted the "bisexual" buckeye removed as the state tree? By definition, the people who write these things have too much time on their hands and a capacity for outrage that only kicks in at age 60. So we… » 8/22/12 11:20am 8/22/12 11:20am

NBC Says They Cut Memorial Tribute To Save Time, But They Replaced It…

The bullshit continues to flow from NBC's mouths as they attempt to justify slicing an entire portion of Friday's London Olympics opening ceremony from their tape-delayed broadcast. That portion included a tribute featuring two dead U.S. servicemen and a requiem for victims of the 7/7 terror attacks. » 8/02/12 10:15am 8/02/12 10:15am

NBC Also Edited Out A Tribute Featuring Two Dead U.S. Servicemen From…

NBC explained that it skipped a memorial to terrorism victims in its broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremony because its show was "tailored for our American audience." While cutting that part of the show, NBC also skipped a transitional segment called the "Wall of Remembrance"—which included memorials to two deceased… » 7/30/12 12:00pm 7/30/12 12:00pm

NBC Responds: We Removed The Opening Ceremony Memorial To Terrorism…

NBC finally responded to overwhelming criticism of its decision to heavily edit coverage of Friday's opening ceremony with an answer that satisfied neither American fans nor Olympic organizers. Claiming "our programming is tailored for our American audience," NBC spokesperson Greg Hughes defended the network's choice to … » 7/30/12 9:30am 7/30/12 9:30am

Opening Ceremony Choreographer "Disheartened And Disappointed" NBC Cut…

Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan, whose "Abide With Me" performance at last night's opening ceremony was for many the highlight of the evening, was visibly shocked to learn NBC had edited out his performance when the network aired the ceremony in tape delay, choosing instead to air a Ryan Seacrest interview with… » 7/28/12 5:03pm 7/28/12 5:03pm

Mystery Woman Horning In On Opening Ceremony March Pisses Off Most Of…

The woman you see decked out in red and blue has no association with the Indian contingent of athletes and officials who marched during last night's opening ceremony and the Indians are pissed. Not only was she walking with the Indian contingent, but she was leading the contingent, walking alongside flag-bearer Sushil … » 7/28/12 1:00pm 7/28/12 1:00pm

Here's The Opening Ceremony Tribute To Terrorism Victims NBC Doesn't…

The major transitional element of today's London Olympics opening ceremony was a downtempo performance of adoptive sporting anthem "Abide With Me" by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. The song and accompanying dance were a tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London that claimed 52 victims days after the 2012… » 7/27/12 10:55pm 7/27/12 10:55pm