We finally agree 100% on something!
Originally Posted by matclone
Along with weightlifting I have been trying to find shooting and archery, something that is promised but very little is shown than highlights and very little of that. I realize that there are so many competitions in so many different sports that it would be tough to show it all. But cut back on all the feel-good behind the scenes make you wanna cry crap and so much more could be shown.
Got my nice little VPN and being watching the Weighliting on iPlayer. Best next time I do not "switch it on for a few minutes" at 12am before I go to bed. Super heavies Class A last night for "five minutes", could not turn it off.
Its true, they did some lead up stuff. But not very much. There was a few episodes of a show called "olympic dreams" which showed the lead up training for olympic hopefuls. But there was only a handful of episodes spread over the past 4 years. And even those were very light on the "human interest" stuff, they focused more on the sporting element.
Originally Posted by LimieJosh
Close to the cames, there was an hour documentary called "girl power" following three of our weightlifters. A documentary about Victoria Pendleton (female track sprinter) and not much else.
Nothing about our Rowers, Gymnasts, Runners etc.. who have all been doing very well.
Good point about "the American" thing, although I suspect it may be in part a "media" thing. This week I keep hearing stories given in tragic terms about this or that athlete who "bombed" (i.e. did not medal) in a prior Olympics, as if that were the end of the world, and as if their lives have been wholly devoted since then to redemption.
Originally Posted by veryhrm