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Does NBC Show Medal Ceremonies?
2/21/14 | Originalbuckeye

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by originalbuckeye

I watched the young American win the Ladies Ski Halfpipe last night. I saw her celebrate with hugs from friends/competitors. I didn't see the Gold being awarded to her.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: medals; sochi
We have 8 Golds. I have only seen one of the medal ceremonies with our National Anthem. Are they showing the awards AT ALL?
1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

It is Marxist NBC. So not much of it if at all.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:08:21 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: originalbuckeye

My husband and I have wondered the same thing. We have not seen any medal ceremonies. We concluded that the commies at NBC didn’t want anyone to hear our national anthem, or to feel any sense of national pride as a result of their broadcasts.

This has been—BAR NONE—the absolute worst coverage of the Olympics that I can ever remember!


3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:18 AM PST by MNGal
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To: originalbuckeye
I think they are doing them later in the day or the next day at some medal award venue rather than each sport's venue. I've seen a few, but usually at the end of the day's broadcast and the background always looks the same.

I don't know whether they did that with women's hockey since so many players on on the team or if they just did that on the rink.

4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:15:53 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: originalbuckeye

That would be nationalist. The Comintern frowns on nationalism. We don’t want to displease the broadcast’s political officer, do we?


5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:16:22 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: originalbuckeye

I haven’t watched a moment of the Olympics. It has been so nice. I have caught up on House of Cards, Twisted, Scandal, Game of Thrones, and a few others. Nice overall break from watching the networks.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:16:53 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: MNGal

I came to the same conclusion when I realized the medal ceremonies have been missing. Shame on NBC.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:18:17 AM PST by Floratina
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To: MNGal
This has been—BAR NONE—the absolute worst coverage of the Olympics that I can ever remember!

I've liked this year better than most. They seem to have more sports and less background touchy-feely stories. I don't need to hear how a snowboarder is overcoming the loss of his three legged cat Hoppy. Other years it seemed to be equally divided between commercials, sports and background. Also it doesn't hurt that Costas was gone for a week.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:18:37 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: originalbuckeye

Not unless they are people of color. Furthermore, it would make America appear to jingoistic and not good guests in a foreign country.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:18:38 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yes, yes they do.

AT THE VERY END OF THEIR PRIMETIME BROADCAST.

It is the LAST thing they do at the end of the show before going to local news.

As far as the ladies Halfpipe ceremony: the events that are done later in the day have the medals awarded the next day down out the main Olympic Plaza in Sochi. Our Ms. Bowman will be awarded her medal today (and already has been, their time). The medal ceremony will be shown late tonight at the END of the broadcast.

They (NBC) do this so people who WANT to see the US athletes get their Gold and hear the Anthem are FORCED to have to watch ALL THE REST of their show before getting to the “good stuff”.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:19:50 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: originalbuckeye

They must be showing some, they’re showing up in the OnDemand listing and the only stuff there is stuff they showed. A lot of times they’re delayed from the event, especially in the Winter Games where you’ve got a lot of half frozen people.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:21:14 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Floratina

Despite what you think, NBC has shown EVERY American Gold Medal ceremony. They just do it at the THE MOST inconvenient time they can possibly do it.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:21:41 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: originalbuckeye
The medal ceremonies don't happen right away.

It used to be that they'd hold the ceremonies at the venue shortly after the event. Yesterday, I saw that they had the ceremony for skier Ted Ligety the day after the event.

I think it's because they created a medal ceremony stage outside in the center near the flame, and they are scheduling all the ceremonies to be held there.

-PJ

13 posted on 02/21/2014 11:22:48 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MNGal

“This has been—BAR NONE—the absolute worst coverage of the Olympics that I can ever remember”

I pay about $10 extra a month to get the Sports Package with my cable carrier. I got to watch all the skaters and all the men’s hockey games with none of the human interest stories. It has been a great Olympics for me. Just the hockey final left on Sunday to enjoy.

NBC even offers replays of the figure skating and hockey games you can watch on your computer if you are a cable subscriber. Love it.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 11:31:22 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: MNGal

I saw one Canadian and a couple of other countries but none for the US.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 11:38:32 AM PST by bgill
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16 posted on 02/21/2014 11:40:52 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: originalbuckeye

You can watch the ceremonies at http://olympics.cbc.ca/online-listing/grid.html


17 posted on 02/21/2014 11:43:34 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: MNGal

I have seen a couple of them, I think at the sign-off time at night, if they have a few minutes left. They have been very abbreviated, basically just the person standing there for part of the National Anthem being played. I believe that the medals are NOT being awarded soon after the events at this Olympics, but are all being given in ceremonies on the following day. Someone may come along to correct me, because I am no expert; the above has just been my observation.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:04:32 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: originalbuckeye

I saw the one for the ice dancing gold medal winners. But the medals weren’t awarded the night they won, but the next day. They had a “flower” ceremony right after the event where the 3 medal winners were presented with flowers and the medals the next day. I don’t know if they’re doing that with all the events or not. I did see the medal ceremony for the 3 American men who swept the medals in one event, either skiing or sledding. And they weren’t shown at some during the night hour or I would have never seen them.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:16:17 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: originalbuckeye

They show in the last few minutes of the broadcast, when folks have already started to channel surf or have shut the set off.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:17:44 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: originalbuckeye

Going by the 5-3-1 scoring used in track and field meets, the top 5 are very close as of yesterday.
US-69
Russia-69
Norway-69
Canada-66
Netherlands-60


21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:22:45 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: originalbuckeye

I saw one of the skateboarders get his gold medal right before they signed off at 11:30 ET a few nights ago. Wouldn’t want us to feel proud of our athletes and country, ya know.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:47:54 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: hoagy62

Well, I saw Meryl Davis and Charlie White get their medals but they did not show the anthem being played. I stayed through the whole lousy broadcast, and went to bed fuming that night.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 1:01:50 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: originalbuckeye

NBC started putting the medal ceremonies on its Olympic website (www.nbcolympics.com). Few of them are shown on its broadcasts.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 1:37:58 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: originalbuckeye

They usually show one when they go off the air for the day.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 4:49:10 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: originalbuckeye

They usually show one when they go off the air for the day.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 4:49:11 PM PST by scrabblehack
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