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Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

I have found the Rio Olympics dis­ap­point­ing.

Not due to the New Zealand’s record medal haul nor the heart warm­ing sto­ries of our ath­letes and oth­ers achiev­ing and dis­play­ing the kind of sports­man­ship I want my chil­dren to grow up with.

No, my prob­lem has been the lack of cov­er­age and thus the lack of en­gage­ment for my­self and my fam­ily.

We don’t have Sky at home. We were priced out of that lux­ury a cou­ple of years ago.

Other me­dia have not broad­cast the events and this has meant we have seen no com­plete games or races nor watched any medals be­ing won.

The Mir­ror’s pub­lish­ers Fair­fax NZ is one of sev­eral com­pa­nies who have had a spat with Sky over cov­er­age rights and I don’t pre­tend to un­der­stand the is­sues.

But I do know that the Olympics is some­thing we all want to par­tic­i­pate in - not feel ex­cluded from.

Deb­bie Jamieson

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