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    Morning session finals seem to be a thing again in 2020. Finals for all 4 hurdles races, M/W long jump, M/W shot put, and M triple jump all in the morning session. This means that these events will be in US prime time. I wonder if NBC had any say in this because they are pretty strong events for Americans in general.

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    NBC always has major say in all Olympic scheduling.
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    He who pays the piper calls the tune, eh?
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    Thu 6/Fri 7 Men's Decathlon AND Women's Heptathlon!?
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    Thu 6/Fri 7 Men's Decathlon AND Women's Heptathlon!?
    A bit unusual, but doable. Look at the actual event-by-event timetable--it seems reasonable.
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    More concerned w/ the use of "plausibly live" broadcasts of events that happened hours ago, but no one can watch until prime time scheduling. Stop screwing with things to create a story. The story is already there. Turn on the camera and show it. Asthmatic canine training companions are irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJR View Post
    More concerned w/ the use of "plausibly live" broadcasts of events that happened hours ago, but no one can watch until prime time scheduling. Stop screwing with things to create a story. The story is already there. Turn on the camera and show it. Asthmatic canine training companions are irrelevant.
    Which is why real fans don't even bother with the regular NBC telecast. I bet the majority of 'our' watching is on-line, live and with the proper amplifying information.
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    Which is why real fans don't even bother with the regular NBC telecast. I bet the majority of 'our' watching is on-line, live and with the proper amplifying information.
    The problem is, of course, that there aren't enough of "us" to generate the revenue needed by NBC and the IOC.
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    yeah, the monstrous majority of watchers will be people who normally don't go anywhere near any Olympic sports, let alone track.
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    Some years ago in a lunch room of my employer during the OGs I produced our standard bitchfest over the coverage of sports, all stories instead of competition. A lady colleague responded, "I like those stories." Sigh!
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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