I can’t believe the Olympics are here! Last time, I was in on the action being in London, but missed out on the coverage by NBC as a result. I heard through the grapevine that it didn’t unfold quite the way viewers had hoped and that none of the events were aired live. To boot, I remember that a commercial or two had some glitches, disclosing winners of events before the actual race was streamed.

Since I am quite the Today Show addict, I get to take a closer look at the ways in which NBC can improve upon it’s broadcast. Initially, I was disappointed because every Olympic story and interview seemed to be geared towards Lindsey Vonn, who isn’t even competing. It was like an onslaught of updates on her injury and the support of her mother. It’s fine for this every once in a while, but how about interviewing some of the athletes who are actually going to the games? I want to hear their stories.

Anyway, this has fortunately shifted a bit and we are seeing more about those who are in Sochi preparing for the games, including an interview of Julia Mancuso yesterday. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the coverage unfolds. Now that Vonn is a correspondent, we’ll obviously be seeing more of her, but hopefully from a reporting point of view rather than the typical commentary on her life story. I feel bad she isn’t going to be in on the action this year, nobody deserves to have that taken away from them after such devoted training, but it’s time to put the spotlight on our athletes who are representing America in the Winter Games!


~ by wanderlust1011 on February 6, 2014.

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