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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by alfie View Post

    Swimming getting near its end though so hopefully you will see the athletics move on to centre stage . Might be a blessing for you that the GB women crashed out of the football 😀
    oh what fun. i turn on my computer and at 2.30 p.m.i see some the athletics with the usual talking heads; what a coincidence.!
    If the good lord had given me hind sight,i could have known that there would be some track and field in bits at a time that is way past the live stuff. not interested
    Ozjohn I will keep belly aching cos it pisses me off at the sheer ignorance of the Olympics coverage. I thought better of the BBC; not anymore
    . Looks like i will have to wait till the next WC in Eugene and Budapest to really enjoy live track and field without the comcomitant shit we have to endure that nobody gives a toss about.
    I am sure that people in Fiji love their female hulks beating Aussie in Rugby sevens that popular world wide sport! but I dont live there.

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  • Runny
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    Philipo - you just don’t get it. First of all the swimming wasn’t always shown live - I watched a lot of it on Eurosport to only watch it again on the BBC later. The bbc didn’t cover many of the heat swims - I like the heats and had to watch on Eurosport. I actually prefer to watch some events on the bbc as the commentary is more insightful. Your teenage grandkids and your neighbours will have to get up early as there is an 8 hour time difference. You are lucky athletics finals haven’t been moved to the mornings like swimming. You also haven’t paid to watch the Olympics with your licence fee. It’s not included. The rights were put out to commercial companies - the bbc can’t outbid a global commercial company. Also you shouldn’t denigrate other sports relevance just because you don’t like it. Put your hand in your pocket as a rich pensioner and buy a Eurosport subscription.

  • ozjohn
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    Dear me

    What part do you not get?

    The BBC has only got rights to show two streams/channels at once.

    They decided that some finals today were more of interest than a first day of athletics with just one final (which they did cover live).

    But keep digging mate.

  • alfie
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    I do not buy this stuff that the BBCs reluctance to show live track and field is due only to the rights problem; you posters are well aware how much swimming live has been shown, with ample chat from the awful patronising chat peddled by Foster and Adlington, and the smarmy commentaries which ensued;
    I loved to see the heats and finals of the swimming for sure, but for f*ucks sake why so much time on swimming and yet the coverage of live athletics is a shocking disgrace.
    The Beeb is not bothered what we think as long as they can peddle their PC views on what live stuff the paying public want.
    Have they been carrying out polls about whether we want womens 7s rugby, BMX stuff, and a host of events that we can get during the year. e.g. soccer, tennis, golf.
    It makes me weep at the silly woke liberal P.C.stuff behind it all. BBC keep saying we know better what the young want
    . Well i've got teenage grandkids, and my friends and neighbours teenies seem uninterested in the OG coverage vastly.. They do not get up and stay up at unearthly hours i assure you.
    And to think i have paid for all this as i now pay a licence fee. Thats the arrogance of a taxpayer supported channels.
    Track and field has been the very beating heart of the OG since 1896 and when its all over will we give a tuppenny damn about some of the events foisted on us by the IOC, Moneybags Incorporated.
    Swimming getting near its end though so hopefully you will see the athletics move on to centre stage . Might be a blessing for you that the GB women crashed out of the football 😀

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by alfie View Post
    That was an outstanding win by Barega . thought for a second or two as they came into the straight that the Ugandans might get him...but he was strong to the line. Ethiopia one up on their African rivals from day one...
    Any race run at such a moderate pace will be won by the Baregas of this world, but i bet he can't run 26.11; doesn't matter though, because Mo Farah showed that with a very fast finish in a slow race you hold the cards.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
    Runny your comments ... 'the BBC don’t have the same rights as they had before - so yes it is the worst coverage from them but that is because they don’t have the rights - Discovery do and use Eurosport. BBC coverage for Olympics used to be good.'

    It seems to me the 'rights' have nothing to do with the choice of what the BBC have chosen to show in the last hour ... while I had to read this forum to know what was happening in the w5000m - BBC were showing women's football (GBR vs Aus) and a mix of rugby/judo/golf ... they are now showing the M10 000m is that because they have the 'rights' to show this now 'LIVE', or, they choose to show this?

    I dont have Eurosport, as I only use Freeview, I have an old laptop that struggles to show any video without buffering, I dont know what a 'VPN' is and I am probably the last person on the planet without a mobile phone, so no 'apps' ... I despair, and its not just athletics, the beeb are not showing the heats of the swimming - in fact haven't done live all week for the most part.

    I am forced to pay £13.37 p/m, to support their 'diversity and inclusion' political agenda, but they show nothing but contempt for the 'minority group' I belong to ...

    rant could continue
    I do not buy this stuff that the BBCs reluctance to show live track and field is due only to the rights problem; you posters are well aware how much swimming live has been shown, with ample chat from the awful patronising chat peddled by Foster and Adlington, and the smarmy commentaries which ensued;
    I loved to see the heats and finals of the swimming for sure, but for f*ucks sake why so much time on swimming and yet the coverage of live athletics is a shocking disgrace.
    The Beeb is not bothered what we think as long as they can peddle their PC views on what live stuff the paying public want.
    Have they been carrying out polls about whether we want womens 7s rugby, BMX stuff, and a host of events that we can get during the year. e.g. soccer, tennis, golf.
    It makes me weep at the silly woke liberal P.C.stuff behind it all. BBC keep saying we know better what the young want
    . Well i've got teenage grandkids, and my friends and neighbours teenies seem uninterested in the OG coverage vastly.. They do not get up and stay up at unearthly hours i assure you.
    And to think i have paid for all this as i now pay a licence fee. Thats the arrogance of a taxpayer supported channels.
    Track and field has been the very beating heart of the OG since 1896 and when its all over will we give a tuppenny damn about some of the events foisted on us by the IOC, Moneybags Incorporated.

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  • alfie
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    That was an outstanding win by Barega . thought for a second or two as they came into the straight that the Ugandans might get him...but he was strong to the line. Ethiopia one up on their African rivals from day one...

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  • Runny
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    On the plus side Greg Rutherford post race interviews have been good for swimming and now athletics.

  • Runny
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    The BBC aren’t saying too much about what they can and can’t do as they don’t want to sign post people to pay for discovery. Hence why lots of events are shown after the event. Eurosport is best to watch things live - I’ve watched things on Eurosport only for the bbc to say the action is still to come - we can’t blame the bbc - it the ioc and business to blame. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/toky...s-bbc-coverage

  • Runny
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    I don’t think any you get it - the BBC aren’t allowed to show what they want - Eurosport/Discovery are keeping the best events for themselves. The BBC aren’t able to choose what they want to show. Discovery are quite rightly from a business point of view, keeping the largest audience sport ( athletics ) for their customers first.

  • alfie
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    My sympathies to those of you struggling to view the events you want... Australian TV is also annoying despite having two channels most of the time ; but we are fortunate enough to also have a streaming app they have made available (free !) on which almost anything can be found with a little bit of chasing around. Only problem is what to watch when several desirable events are on at once . Huge advance on past Olympics. Do you fellows not have anything similar ?

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  • Christy93
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    Possibly missed on an otherwise shaky day, 50.4 & 50.1 for Zoey Clark & Emily Diamond are good signs. 50.2 & 49.9 for Baumgart-Witan & Holub-Kowalik, so Poland also look very swift for the 4x4. Lisanne de Witte 50.3 so the Dutch have three strong legs. Paulino the fastest among women (49.60). Best male split appears to be 44.3 from Ramsey Angela - The dutch will be on the medal podium imo.

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  • CAML
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    That look from the Emily Diamond interview could catch on.

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  • LoveSprints1
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    Selemon BAREGA is 21 years old. What a fantastic run. He has not always had the respect he deserves. He was silver medallist in Doha when his age mate Ingebritsen came 5th (and Jakob took up too much space on this thread) and now Barega is Olympic Champion. Awesome performance.

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  • trickstat
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    The first whose year of birth begins with a 2!
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