A Conversation for Ask h2g2

Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 61

Itchy Ron

They're covering 24 live streams, I think. This is technically ambitious, and they won't have enough budget to cover studio broadcasts for each.


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 62

Mol - on the little netbook

Just come back from a fantastic day in the Olympic Park. Transport brilliantly organised, the sport was excellent (two women's basketball matches - I was glued to my seat for the full four hours, which I hadn't expected), atmosphere amazing ... only downside was our choice of lunch. Do NOT buy anything from the southern fried chicken stand - it was truly awful.

Mol


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 63

Vip - happy 2014!

Some channels have no commentary at all. I got to watch my first ever handball match yesterday with no commentary. The guys who cut the footage (they still did slow motion replays and stuff) were essentially the commentators!

smiley - fairy


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 64

U168592

Our family really enjoyed the Gymnastics commentary, the team there were great. A good mix that made you mile, but also gave you good information. However, sometimes the direction of the visual was a bit lacklustre.

At one point, and all our our family commented on it, during the women's qualifying we seemed to be seeing an AWFUL lot of one particular French gymnast who, for want of better phrasing, was a little 'top heavy'.

Saying that, we were really pleased with the coverage of the mens team final, showed enough of all the competitors and covered the most dramatic parts. Som maybe somebody had a word with the director...


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 65

U168592

Our family really enjoyed the Gymnastics commentary, the team there were great. A good mix that made you smile, but also gave you good information. However, sometimes the direction of the visual was a bit lacklustre.

At one point, and all our our family commented on it, during the women's qualifying we seemed to be seeing an AWFUL lot of one particular French gymnast who, for want of better phrasing, was a little 'top heavy'.

Saying that, we were really pleased with the coverage of the mens team final, showed enough of all the competitors and covered the most dramatic parts. Som maybe somebody had a word with the director...


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 66

U168592

Sorry, double post, works system is incredibly slow smiley - blush


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 67

Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk

I'm still having trouble getting the exact information I want. I'm trying to write the British medallists onto my wall-chart in the order in which they were won, but everything I find has them in any order *but* this one. The BBC website is little better than the official Olympic one. They have a summary of everything that happened today, through which I have to trawl to even get the medallists. They have the medallists in order *but* divided into gold, silver and bronze.


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 68

Itchy Ron

Have you looked in their live text pages? They will have reported things in order.

See the links in the right-hand panel here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 69

Itchy Ron

Or, directly:

Morning - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19037273
Afternoon - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19040196
Evening - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19040247


Olympic Diary (London Centric)

Post 70

Pink Paisley

Hats off to Oscar Pisorius this morning. Probably the man with the biggest balls at the Olympics. Qualified for the next round of the 100m this morning.

Mrs PP in tears.

PP.


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