I just have to say how pissed off I am at NBC for their lack of coverage of Rhythmic Gymnastics. I love watching it and though it isn't on the map in the U.S., I think it's a totally underrated sport. The whole point of NBC commandeering 4 or 5 of their networks for Olympic coverage was to make sure that all of the events were broadcasted. I got to watch a whole 10 minutes of the all-around final which only allowed for three performances in two of the four apparatus.
Sorry you missed it. NBC did show a lot more than 10 minutes. I'm thinking that what happened is that you tuned in when it showed up on NBC Olympics site schedule time to be aired.
What I found is that sometimes the prior event coverage over ran it's time causing the start of the rhythmic gymnastics coverage to be delayed. The next event's coverage would still start at its scheduled time. The trick was to keep watching. Even though other air times were not listed, more rhythmic gymnastics coverage would be shown between other events. I saw the whole finals and most of the semifinals on NBC.
This is the first year I have watched the rhythmic gymnastics. I typically watch artistic gymnastics in the Olympics and the other major competitions. Now, I'll be looking into watching more rhythmic gymnastics competitions. I hope they air them on US tv.
That is exactly what happened. I relied on the scheduled time to know when my event was going to be shown. Crazy, huh?
I set my DVR to record all scheduled RG events and was let down. One of my recorded sessions didn't show it at all despite it being the only event scheduled for that block of time. I wish I could have watched it all but my crazy work schedule wouldn't allow for it. I have FiOS as my cable provider and checked On Demand to catch it there and they only showed the bits that I saw. I was happy to see the one American gymnast doing her ribbon program but that was it for her.
RG gets no play here. I wish it would because it's counterproductive not to broadcast the competitions. If it's not shown on TV, young girls will never know about it and pursue it as their sport so it will never grow in popularity and get air time. Catch-22.
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