Network coverage of track and field.
Oiselle Must Take Down Pictures of Kate Grace with their Products From Orange County Register, July 6, 2016
Bill, Two names for women broadcasters came in on the Gary Corbitt communications. Those two were both former Olympians who are breaking into the field. Leslie Maxie and Carrie Tollefson. Their work can be seen on youtube by typing in their names on that site. You can be the judge of their talents.
One other thing you mentioned about the Kenyans running for the US Army.
3000M SC Hillary Bor - 9th qualifier
Did anyone see the Boris Berian 800 m final? The Working @ McDonald's story yet again. No one else was in the race to my knowledge until the camera panned back. One star and a bunch of also rans --- one of which beat the stopping down Berian to the line. NBC wrapping it's new favorite in the flag. And then there was the SRR 400 heat, the Galen Rupp 10,000 m final, but let's not forget about Tom Hammond now chronically misnaming competitors en-race, Dwight Stones knowing nothing outside the high jump and the now "corporatized", reading-from-prepared-scripts middle distance and long distance commentators, Larry Rosten and he who won't even be named. NBC is doing us no favors heaping the sheer tonnage of repetitive ad dreck on top of their shoddy celebrity tied attempt @ coverage. Every four years yet another arduous slough through all the garbage to see a few sweet races. I'm nominating Phil Liggett of Le Tour commentating fame along w. Stuart Story and Tim Hutchins, two Brit commentators, alongside Steve Cram of the DL coverage team and clean house @ NBC: hell even throw the baby, Ato, out w the bath water. Clean Sweep!
The cult of celebrity taken to its most extreme degree would mean we'd be looking at the Ashton Eaton OT. Or the SRR swan song. Or continuous nonstop reruns of the hideous excessive coverage of the sobbing crumbling Montano. This is corporately driven "no think" designed to tell everyone they must continue to strive to the highest of heights because anything less means you are nothing but a loser. That is what came to me on the line on a snowy post-T'giving morning in a half inch of snow with Dale Storey jogging by the assembled masses on the starting line of the NCAA X-C Championships in E. Lansing bare footed! Fall of '61. Who is going to come in second? If Tom Hammond, their always sycophantic mouthpiece, could absolutely deliver this to his corporate masters, he'd have us all obiediant little Prussians working for less than a living wage, gobbling up Walmart's cheap plastic crap and ready to lay down our sons and daughters lives for Our Country -- namely for their disguised absolutely selfish corporate interests. I say this as a highly decorated former Naval officer. The whole thing is rigged, has been and will be. George, it's nothing less than nauseating to have to listen to this unoriginal balderdash masquerading as content on NBC. And especially having to watch Ato Bolden be ground under the Network heel and with his obiescence become just like the others -- mindless, blabbering talking heads. The Suits 10, the viewing public -- a big fat Zero!