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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser4000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 8:23am
I agree with timeintheboat, it's definately the case that they 'choose to follow one race only' - today for example the RSX second race appears to have been postponed - but they then didn't have the flexibility to cut across to the finns or the 49ers which were still racing - shame..

Also I think there's a couple of bits missing from the coverage...

a) On the 'wide' upwind shots - i.e. featuring 10/15 boats then some graphics of letters designating GBR, NZ, ESP etc would be great (I guress technically tough as well)

b) Action replays - I would have loved to see some of the 49er incidients in a little more detail..


Also there's doesn't appear to be a commentator on the pier calling the racing for the spectators on the shore which is a real shame, hopefully they put that right for the medal race.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Xpletive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 3:40pm

Having only Freeview, after this morning's load of nonsense, I've given up on it. I would imagine the coverage would please students of architecture though.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 6:28pm
Whatever is sailing on Course area A is that which is being covered by the TV. Hence all the medal races are on Course A. Lasers tomorrow.
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Makes sense- Course A is the one close to the shore, and I'm sure some of the camera shots seem to be long lens stuff from the hard.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender 541 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 8:04pm

For those interested

Olympic Sailing review - Freeview Channel 302 NOW

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