A missed op­por­tu­nity

Yachting World - - Olympics -

The shame of it was that the live tele­vi­sion cov­er­age of the sail­ing was con­fined to the in­ner cour­ses, rob­bing the event of what could have been some of the Games’ most spec­tac­u­lar footage. Such are the im­pen­e­tra­ble pol­i­tics of Olympic broad­cast­ing, where the host broad­caster, OBS, is a law unto it­self and seem­ingly ac­count­able to no one.

The much-dis­cussed prob­lem of wa­ter qual­ity was, by the open­ing day of the com­pe­ti­tion, largely a non-is­sue. The sailors were clearly weary of an­swer­ing the same ques­tions ev­ery day from the non-spe­cial­ist me­dia. ‘No, the wa­ter used to be a prob­lem, but it’s fine now,’ summed up the gen­eral re­sponse.

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