Tell the IOC what we REALLY thought...

Tell the IOC what we REALLY thought...

Post by MesmrE » Mon, 27 May 2002 14:58:27


Hi everyone!

I just saw on CNN then went to the IOC's site to confirm.  If you didn't like
how the olympics were covered, hated the way the winners were decided, etc. now
is the time to tell them.  Go to www.olympic.org and click on Public
Suggestions which is at the bottom of the page.  They are taking public
suggestions for improving future games.  

If you don't like having to go to the internet first to find out how your fav
athlete did with the 50/50 chance that you'll see them race, tell them!  If
enough voices complain about the time delays, we just might get the real
coverage of the events rather than those pathetic olympic highlights with
anchors who don't know the sport that we got.  Who knows, they just might take
it seriously..

TTYL!

Monica

 
 
 

Tell the IOC what we REALLY thought...

Post by Mike Speegl » Mon, 27 May 2002 15:17:21


Quote:
> Hi everyone!

> I just saw on CNN then went to the IOC's site to confirm.  If you
didn't like
> how the olympics were covered, hated the way the winners were
decided, etc. now
> is the time to tell them.  Go to www.olympic.org and click on
Public
> Suggestions which is at the bottom of the page.  They are taking
public
> suggestions for improving future games.

> If you don't like having to go to the internet first to find out
how your fav
> athlete did with the 50/50 chance that you'll see them race, tell
them!  If
> enough voices complain about the time delays, we just might get
the real
> coverage of the events rather than those pathetic olympic
highlights with
> anchors who don't know the sport that we got.  Who knows, they
just might take
> it seriously..

    Somehow I feel that this poll will not have a little or no
effect on NBC and how they televise the Olympics.  If NBC/MSNBC/CNBC
showed only live coverage, millions of people would *** and moan
that it wasn't *fair* because most people are at work at the time,
and wah, wah, wah.  Pleasing all the people all the time ain't gonna
be possible.  I wish they could do better and these games had less
of those cloying "Up Close & Personal" profiles.  And we got to see
many more athletes who weren't Merkins.

    Sorry for my cynicism, but NBC is a *commercial* network and
they pays oodles and scads of millions of dollars just for the
rights.  Then there's the people costs, the technical costs, the
lodging, food, transportation, etc.  It probably cost NBC (with
$545M to the IOC) in the neighborhood of a billion dollars for
showing the SLC games.  How do you propose they recoup these costs
and *try* to make a profit (they *do* try to make a profit you
know)?  ;-)  And how do you propose they deal with the time
differential between a 4 time zone country (sorry HI & AK) and the
near half-day difference with Greece in 2 years?  ;-)
--
Mike
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