NBC has been among media outlets criticized for incidents of alleged sexism regarding the Olympics. An NBC sportscaster, for example, credited a Hungarian swimmer’s husband for a career turnaround. An NBC executive’s comment last month that NBC sought a reality show-like narrative flow to its coverage to appeal to women not interested in sports angered some women who are. … [Read more...] about Women dominate NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage in Rio
“The idea of a bidding process is a joke,” Ruffolo said. “Everybody’s laughing about it except for the people in Lausanne (Switzerland, home of the IOC). They don’t realize they are riding a dead horse. There was a time when the Olympics was a good thing – Los Angeles in 1984, Barcelona in 1992, even Beijing needed 2008 to prove to the world it could do this – now since 2008 it’s a poison pill. … [Read more...] about ‘The Olympics are dead’: Does anyone want to be a host city any more?
The International Skating Union paid tribute to Ten. They said: “The ISU is deeply saddened by the news from media in Kazakhstan announcing the passing of Figure Skater Denis Ten. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Denis' family, friends and fans across the world.” … [Read more...] about Denis Ten dead: Olympic figure skater medalist stabbed to death in Kazahkhstan aged 25
Executive producer Emily Dalton said: “They are iconic but also enigmatic. We’ve all speculated about their relationship off the ice. Viewers will be moved and surprised by [their] heartbreaking and backbreaking journey.” … [Read more...] about Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s rumoured romances addressed in new ITV movie about Olympic legends’ lives
“The exact time of when this happened and circumstances is what we are investigating at the current time, and we will have no further information until tomorrow,” Bard Austad of Agder Police told NRK. … [Read more...] about Vibeke Skofterud dead: Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist dies in jet ski accident aged 38