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    Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    I only saw the Pole Vault finals - and barely, did not see any High Jump, Discus, or Javelin (except on the web); and didn't see much coverage of the Decathlon. It just seems like NBC didn't put much emphasis on these events. These are traditional Olympic events and should have been given more coverage.

    PS: it is noted that the Badminton final bt. the two Chinese players drew over 500 million viewers! Holy birdie - that's more than 2x the adult US population.


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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    PS: it is noted that the Badminton final bt. the two Chinese players drew over 500 million viewers! Holy shuttlecock - that's more than 2x the adult US population.
    Fixed it...


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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Was there a decathlon this year? It's always been one of my favorite events, yet, I don't even think I've heard it mentioned let alone seen any coverage of it.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Fixed it...
    Was thinking the exactly same thing haha!


    And, I was thoroughly disappointed too in the coverage of field events.

    Some of my favorite are watching triple jump, long jump and high jump watching those people jump out of the sky.

    I also like to watch them do their little antics on the runway before they even run. Some of the best lol



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Was there a decathlon this year? It's always been one of my favorite events, yet, I don't even think I've heard it mentioned let alone seen any coverage of it.
    Brandon Clay I think is his name just blew everyone away...American too



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Was there a decathlon this year? It's always been one of my favorite events, yet, I don't even think I've heard it mentioned let alone seen any coverage of it.
    Yes. There was plenty of coverage on it too.

    Brian Clay from USA won the event.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I only saw the Pole Vault finals - and barely, did not see any High Jump, Discus, or Javelin (except on the web); and didn't see much coverage of the Decathlon. It just seems like NBC didn't put much emphasis on these events. These are traditional Olympic events and should have been given more coverage.

    PS: it is noted that the Badminton final bt. the two Chinese players drew over 500 million viewers! Holy birdie - that's more than 2x the adult US population.
    NBC had 1000 more hours of olympic coverage than ever before this year - we may not have seen everything we wanted to but we saw a lot more events than ever before.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Nobody watches the discuss throw and that type of thing. So they just kind of recap those events.

    I thought Olympic coverage this year has been the best it has been in a while.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Was there a decathlon this year? It's always been one of my favorite events, yet, I don't even think I've heard it mentioned let alone seen any coverage of it.
    I was out of the US at the time, and the decathlon was a HUGE deal there, I got to see all of the events.


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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I only saw the Pole Vault finals - and barely, did not see any High Jump, Discus, or Javelin (except on the web); and didn't see much coverage of the Decathlon. It just seems like NBC didn't put much emphasis on these events. These are traditional Olympic events and should have been given more coverage.

    PS: it is noted that the Badminton final bt. the two Chinese players drew over 500 million viewers! Holy birdie - that's more than 2x the adult US population.
    The decathlon was on, live at the end the rest prerecorded and played in prime time. But, like everything else if there isn't an american contender like a lot of the field sports it won't make TV here. And the way chinese TV works that was probably the only thing on TV on every channel and for all we know the chinese government told them they had to watch it.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    The decathlon was on, live at the end the rest prerecorded and played in prime time. But, like everything else if there isn't an american contender like a lot of the field sports it won't make TV here. And the way chinese TV works that was probably the only thing on TV on every channel and for all we know the chinese government told them they had to watch it.
    Actually the Chinese love table tennis and badmiton. I have a friend that has traveled and worked there extensively and according to him on a local level those are the biggest sports in China and everyone plays them.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Yes. There was plenty of coverage on it too.

    Brian Clay from USA won the event.
    Probably the times I watch then. I didn't get to see a lot of prime time coverage. My kids, 3 and 5, don't really gel with the idea of just sitting and watching TV, unless it's cartoons. So, instead of just plopping them down in front of a TV, we usually do other stuff, games, books, etc. as a family until they go to bed, around 9. I usually don't start watching until after 10.

    Seriously though, that's the first I'd heard about it.



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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I only saw the Pole Vault finals - and barely, did not see any High Jump, Discus, or Javelin (except on the web); and didn't see much coverage of the Decathlon. It just seems like NBC didn't put much emphasis on these events. These are traditional Olympic events and should have been given more coverage.

    PS: it is noted that the Badminton final bt. the two Chinese players drew over 500 million viewers! Holy birdie - that's more than 2x the adult US population.
    First, I saw bits and pieces of each of these events, so yeah, there was coverage. Second, why aren't you one of the few that are begging for these events to be broadcasted the other 1440 days they aren't televised?


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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Fixed it...
    Seriously? I knew it wasn't called 'Birdie' by the commentators. I thought I just heard them say "Shuttle", but 'shuttlecock' is


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    Re: Disappointed With Olympic Coverage of Field Events

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Second, why aren't you one of the few that are begging for these events to be broadcasted the other 1440 days they aren't televised?
    What is the proper forum to vent? Write the TV execs? Letters to the IOC?

    I did watch the US qualifying events in Oregon this summer.


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