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Old August 9 2008, 02:20 AM   #42
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Re: XXIX Olympic games coverage

Emher wrote: View Post
Looking forward to seeing the olympics, even though it will be odd since the swimming, one the sports I really care about, will be broadcast EARLY around here since US networks (I can only assume that means NBC) had demanded that it be held at a time that worked for the US audience.
Agreed. Hopefully this never happens again, as the swimming finals should be at night.

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Yep, the IOC allowed NBC to rearrange the swimming schedule so that all finals are being held in US prime time. So much for the vaunted Olympic spirit; it can be bought by anyone with enough money, apparently.
It probably helps that many of the sponsors are American as well.
So what if there are lots of American sponsors. Hopefully this is only an one off situation.
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