NBC's last hurrah - the women's basketball medal ceremonies

NBC's last hurrah - the women's basketball medal ceremonies

Post by Don Del Gran » Tue, 06 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Well, NBC had one last chance to put its mark on its event coverage, and it
did...

During the medal ceremony for women's basketball, they showed each member of
the USA team receiving her medal, then just before the Brazilian team was to
be introduced: "We're going to a commercial - we'll be back with the National
Anthem".  Sure enough, after the commercial, the Brazilian and Australian
players had already been given their medals, and the broadcast had returned
"just in time" for the playing of "The Star-Spangeled Banner".

At least they sorta kinda made up for it with SOME coverage of the Men's
Handball final...

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Somebody tell Boyz II Men that the words are "O'ER the ramparts we watched",
not "FOR"!