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My point isn't about missing a Canadian gold medal. It's more about what channel 9 shows or doesn't show. It's just not consistent. Why show the men's trampoline, including the boring compulsory routine, for most of the competitors, but nothing of the women's event?

Trampolining would be low in the interest stakes. A couple of routines, whether it be male or female, would be enough i would of thought. If it was up to me, i wouldn't show any.

Cant please everyone. With the amount of sports to show and big name athletes, its really a no brainer when deciding whether to show Dream Team or athletics or Australians competing over some Canadian on a trampoline.
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Again, it's not about a Canadian competitor. It's about consistency. And when the 20 minute competition was on, all they showed was prelim diving and ads and the old guy in the studio. And it was a medal event vs a non medal event.

I would much rather see a medal event than some prelim, regardless of where the competitors are from.
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Im using the trampoline as an example. Most would rather see the big events and the big stars, rather than a medal event for a minor sport, where an Australian isnt competing.
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The trampolining is pretty boing tbh
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Its fucking shit. And most agree, which is why fuck all was shown
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That's fine, but why not show any of the tennis? Or more of the basketball? I didn't need to see the Malaysian girl flub her dives over and over. They could have even shown most of the 5th set in the Volleyball instead of match point. Australia was on the brink of a massive upset.

Ultimately, Ch9's coverage is inconsistent. They could have gone a long way to curtailing criticism of it's coverage by not mirroring it's feed on 9 and Gem. They should have used Gem for full games and events.
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I disagree. Tramampoline is awesome.
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Oh, and I see we won more silver overnight.
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Complaining about free to air coverage when there is a better alternative, is retarded.

If you wanted a superior coverage, you should have thought about foxtel.

Next olympics, you'll know better.
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Did Australia end up beating Italy in the volleyball? We were up two sets?
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Its fucking shit. And most agree, which is why fuck all was shown

given the right conditions, trampoline can be as exciting as pole dancing
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I can complain about free to air all I want.

And if the Rio coverage is on at a time which suits me better, then maybe I'll entertain the cost of Foxtel, provided that they can get the rights again. No guarantee if 7 wins the rights.

But in 4 years time, I'm sure we'll have much better online options. Especially since a few countries TV channels are baulking at the asking fee for the rights. I'll be interested to see if Ch7 is willing to break the bank to get them back or will both 7 and 9 lowball the IOC.
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Did Australia end up beating Italy in the volleyball? We were up two sets?

Nope. 15-13 for Italy in the 5th set. Not that we saw any of it other than the stuff of an Aussie spike at 14-13 to give Italy the win.
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From the Nth Korea vs Sth Korea pingpong match. And Nine didn't show it.

e: or this!!! Argh. http://1045theteam.com/american-tv-n...-the-olympics/

How did I not know about this in between all the swimming and rowing?
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I saw it on Foxtel. Great match. Foxtel worth every cent for that match alone.
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e: or this!!! Argh. http://1045theteam.com/american-tv-n...-the-olympics/

How did I not know about this in between all the swimming and rowing?

A 15 yrd old was the timekeeper??? What the fuck? I knew about the protest and controversy, but didn't know about that fact. That's ridiculous.
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Team GB going out in the quarter-finals on penos.

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some of those athletes in the pole vault and hepathlon. wow

not including the chick that won the hept - what a beast!
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More proof of how completely stupid and ignorant Stuart Pearce is. Best part is no one was even watching when they lost, apparently the game was one of the lowest rated channels on BBC's multi-stream.
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Phwoar, you're not wrong!

Oh yeah, that medal table...

10th: NZ
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17th: Australia

I'm sure you'll pass us by the end of the games but I'll take that for now



I think its cute when NZ beats Australia it makes everything ok
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UK Sports Commission on Sky Sports News saying 500m investment in Athletes since winning the bid, particularly rowing, paying dividends in medals now.

In before someone says we already spend more than that on "the boats"
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A 15 yrd old was the timekeeper??? What the fuck? I knew about the protest and controversy, but didn't know about that fact. That's ridiculous.

same!

as if that chick wasn't ripped off enough.

a 15 year old? jeez.
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Man, I'm nervous when I volunteer to keep score at the wife's netball game. To throw a 15 year old kid into an important olympic playoff situation like that is pretty shit.
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Karl Stephanovic did good with the 3 athletic greats. Good interviewing
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He did, was thinking the same.
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Surprisingly he was smart enough to keep his yap shut and let the guys talk
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Best name at the Olympics?

German diver Katja Dieckow gives it a nudge.
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channel 9 has done fine.......it's impossible to show meaningful grabs of everything live when you have sports clustered at particular times of the day.

agree that trampolining should not be in the olympics, but then i love BMX and most would say that it shouldn't be in the olympics lol
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Best name at the Olympics?

German diver Katja Dieckow gives it a nudge.

nothing will ever beat that italian basketballer, FUCKA
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I really hope this rain we're seeing at the marathon clears up by the time the 100m final comes around.
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That Kenyan runner Jeptoo has the most awkward running style I've ever seen
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Marathon's looking great winding its way through London. Beats the city west link.
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The comradery of the Kenyans is awesome to see.

That chick they were just talking about in the green/red has a bizarre running style, looks very shuffly and forced.
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That Kenyan runner Jeptoo has the most awkward running style I've ever seen

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This is a great interview, these guys are charismatic and the stuff about Lewis was hilarious
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Come on Andy Murray up two sets to love vs Federer I can't believe this is happening.
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England are on fire. Must be a great vibe over there.
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waterpolo was intense just before. us v china in the womens quarter final. china were consistently one goal ahead most of the game. 3 of our better players ejected for the game. tied it up before the end. went ahead in extra time. china equalised. 16-16 at the end. into a penalty shootout with 4 of our top shooters unable to shoot (similar to a red card in soccer), first shot saved, then a come from behind win in penalty shootout. so intense.

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