NBC failed to cover the saddest story of the Olympics. WTF? A 15-year-old volunteer in charge of timekeeping a fencing match fumbles, costing a likely-gold-medal winner a chance at any medal?? Sad.
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- Fact check please... from the updated article,
UPDATE (8/4/2012 3:19 P.M.): Shin and the South Korean team won the silver medal in today’s women’s team epee final against China. A somewhat happy ending to the story.
Re: costing a likely-gold-medal winner a chance at any medal?
Poor 15 year old kid. I hope for his sake he just choked under pressure, didn't perform, that he actually knew how to run the timekeeping. Seems like quite a grievous screw up though!Aug 5, 2012
- yeah thats some bullshit!Aug 5, 2012
- Am I the only American who doesn't especially care whether or not America is in an event or not? I haven't been watching the Olympics super close, but when I turn them on, I just watch what's on. Whether or not an American is participating never concerns me. I just enjoy seeing athletes at their best, no mater country of origin. I can't decide if all this is just a stupid network assuming all Americans are too dumb to appreciate non-Americans doing their thing, or if the US is really just that nationalist.Aug 5, 2012
- Having fenced myself, this story is completely unacceptable. It is the height of insult for her appeal to have been denied when the opponent essentially cheated with help to win.Aug 5, 2012
- America is really that Nationalist. Since the Sydney Olympics, they've myopically reported just on American athletes. Gone are the days when the U.S. media reported on heartfelt stories of war-torn country's athletes or people who rose from abject poverty to become an icon for their nation.
Gone are the days when the U.S. news sources reported anything that didn't personally involve us in some way.Aug 5, 2012
- But again, is that the US, or just the US media?Aug 5, 2012