NBC Olympic Coverage: Epic Fail

By Ron Peltier

NBC fails to air a Tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics.

Thought you saw everything during the opening ceremony of the Olympics? Think again. American audiences were never shown what was a moving tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack and personally the best part of the opening ceremony, just before the Parade of Nations.

According to Deadspin.com who were one of the first to bring attention to this story, stated that instead NBC decided they needed to show a lack luster Michael Phelps and Ryan Seacrest interview in its place.

Spectators in the stadium and presumable other networks around the world were introduced to the 6 minute tribute with the following: Ladies and gentlemen, please pause silent for our memorial wall for friends and family who can’t be here tonight. The excitement of that moment in Singapore seven years ago when England won the games was tempered the next day with sorrow from the events of July 7th that year. A wall of remembrance for those no longer here to share in this event.

According to Deadspin.com they have not received comment from NBC on their decision not to show the tribute.

5 Responses to "NBC Olympic Coverage: Epic Fail"

  1. Lauren   July 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    If the Olmpics were held in America and the BBC failed to broadcast a 9/11 memorial, there would be complete uproar!!! Apparently the memorial “wasn’t tailored to US audiences”. Disgusting!

  2. Veronica   July 28, 2012 at 6:01 pm


  3. Doug Allen   July 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I too think of NBC as scum in their decision here…

  4. GM   July 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I’m almost positive you weren’t directing your comments at the Guardian Express. However, we are not NBC either. Shame on them, not us. Enjoy!

  5. Mark   July 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    NBC are scum. What if the BBC ignored 9/11 tributes?
    In Britain, we wouldn’t. We just wouldn’t.

    But you would. And you do. Shame on you.

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