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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 11:43am
Originally posted by Peaky

I'd rather have Rob Walker than Phil the athletics man any day. I thought he was being pervy with Jess Ennis, but it turned out he was like that with everyone. I thought Rob's enthusiasm was great.
My wife, who was reading 50 shades of sh*t during the racing, ended up sniggering throughout the races. I assumed it was some smut in the book, but it turns out she was laughing at the continuous references to 'The Danish Sailor'.
 
Quite agree over Phil Jones, he was terrible, just used some pre prepared quotes and questions, was unable to vary the questions upon the responses and just seemed to want to get touchy feely with the competitors.
 
Wasn't he the same guy who wound Mark Cavendish up and got the backlash?
 
 
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I'm not a hugger myself, but given many people's readiness these days, athlete's included, towards public displays of affection, I don't think too much need be made of the interviewers' antics.  I guess the Mail is always looking for something to get it's readers going...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 12:01pm
I'm disappointed with myself that I even clicked on that DM link - disgusting waste of space claiming to be journalism.

I did notice the touchy feely approach trackside at the athletics and did wonder whether it was being used as a non-verbal 'stay and talk to me' approach? There would have been a line of reporters from all nationalities just off camera and the interviewer needs to hang on to a pumped up athlete long enough to get something meaningful off them.

I don't agree with that though. In fact I don't understand the fascination of shoving a microphone under someones nose split seconds after they have won or lost to get their reaction. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by ASok

I don't agree with that though. In fact I don't understand the fascination of shoving a microphone under someones nose split seconds after they have won or lost to get their reaction. 

That's an even better point.  After all, most of the comments are pretty predictable and meaningless anyway.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by Medway Maniac

I'm not a hugger myself,

Really? And from the Medway? Not even your sister LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 1:49pm
Even these chaps have nothing on the irritation front compared to Gary Richardson (I think he's the fella I'm thinking of)... I just don't understand the need for instant inane interviews. Although I do find it particularly funny when someone gives an unexpected answer and destroys their group hug ambience...
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Clare Balding, stationed at the swimming pool with Mark "oops my shirt fell off" Foster and occassionally the Thorpedo.... I can't imagine who thought that one up but well done, it was inspired, I was dying of laughter long before there was any (of the usual and thoroughly predictable) let down in the actual swimming events!  The South African dad was brilliant.
 
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Aye, Balding was superb- and thankfully she's doing the Paralympics as well.
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For all of the critics of the Olympic commentators there is a chance to show us how it should be done.  Take look at my post this morning on the YachtsandYachting.com Forumites Open Meeting thread  Smile

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