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NBC Ad Interruption Almost Ruins Gold Medal Winner's Watch Party

Mikaela Shiffrin kept her nerve and won gold in ladies' slalom, but the same can't quite be said for her family members watching at home here in the U.S. As we noted in that piece, NBC Live Extra put up an ad that covered up the first part of her run; that ad affected everyone, and it's no surprise people with an emotional investment in Shiffrin's outcome might go a bit nuts in the moment.

The above video is from WNYT in Albany, which was on the scene for Shiffrin's viewing party. All things told, they handle it pretty well; fix your damn streaming issues, NBC.

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