Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:23
I'm actually quite surprised that nobody has started a topic about the Olympics, so I'm doing it.
I think it's good to see so much coverage of many of the 'minority' sports, and that they are available on terrestrial TV if you have a reasonably modern TV. I'm guessing many of the channels are being broadcast on the HD section as I can get them on my set with an HD tuner, but not on the older set which doesn't have that.
What I think they are really doing well is using people with in depth knowledge of the subject alongside the 'normal' presenters. I've particularly enjoyed Steve Redgrave and Chris Hoy's input.
I loved Steve Redgrave's put down of John Inverdale with his response to possibly the most stupid question I've heard Inverdale come out with (there have been plenty to choose from over the years). Just before the rowing semi with Kath Grainger, Inverdale asked Redgrave "Just how important is this race to Grainger and Thornley?" Redgrave's response was along the lines of "Stating the obvious, but very important. If they don't get through, they won't be in the final!"