My only access to Olympic events, is news sites and the like, so I've been surfing quite a few news sites, unfortunately most of them British.
What I've noticed, is the biased reporting and coverage of Olympic events, even if their team didn't get a placing. And to corroborate what I'm saying, here's a few examples:
With Chad Le Clos winning the 100m butterfly, they kept on waxing lyrical about Michael Phelps - as if he won gold, and even now they're saying that he IS the greatest Olympian - apparently, Michael Phelps is of British descent.
In the equestrian event, Team Britain won silver; the Daily Telegraph carried four stories about that - three about Zara Phillips, and one about the team - and a mere mention of the Germans who took gold.
As for the rowing, this is the official London 2012 site's take on it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...by-inches.htmlBritish lightweight four denied gold by inches
Britain’s rowers narrowly missed out on their second gold medal as the men’s lightweight four were denied victory by a matter of inches at Eton Dorney.
Brothers Peter and Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley took silver in an agonisingly close race in front of a raucous crowd of 35,000.
After a strong final 500m of the 2km race to rein in the early leaders Denmark and New Zealand, South Africa surged through in the last few strokes to nick it on the line.
It was a photo-finish for second place as the next four boats crossed the line within a foot of each other, GB doing just enough to claim second place.
The Chambers brothers, from Coleraine in Northern Ireland, were bidding to become the first British brothers to win gold since fellow rowers Greg and Johnny Searle in 1992.
The four looked utterly dejected after they crossed the line, having started the race as favourites.
Sitting astride the boat with their feet in the water to cool off, they hardly exchanged a word with each other as the South Africans celebrated beside them.
Earlier the GB men’s double scullers finished fifth in their final.
Maybe this is to be expected, but I find it to be in poor form, especially for them as hosts. As a host, you should be gracious enough to congratulate the winners and to acknowledge their achievements, instead of comparing them to your own athletes all the time - who sometimes didn't even win jack btw.
Just to balance this out, I've googled news articles on the Chad Le Clos win; found quite a few countries who ran congratulatory stories about it - not a single British one. In fact, the story that I did pick up, was this
This is going to be an interesting Olympics, in more ways than one. I'm just not sure that I'd be able to endure your style of reporting for the duration of it.Scene set for Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos to contest another thrilling duel in 100m butterfly final
Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos look like they will be contesting another thrilling duel in the final of the Olympic 100 metres butterfly tomorrow night.
Le Clos, who pipped Phelps to gold in the final of the 200m butterfly, qualified for tonight’s semi-final quickest, in a time of 51.54. Phelps, the reigning Olympic champion, also won his heat, swimming 51.72.
Le Clos has emerged as one of the stars of the Olympic Games after toppling Phelps in the great American’s strongest event. Now the South African is seeking to do the double over the master.
Phelps, though, will be determined to fight off the pretender in what will be his final individual event at an Olympic Games – provided, of course, that he does not change his mind about his promised retirement.
Before that he swims in the final of the 200m medley tonight against his rival and friend Ryan Lochte, hoping to win the 20th medal of his career.
Lochte has an even more punishing schedule, as he also races in the final of the 200m backstroke. He could win two golds inside 40 minutes if all goes to plan.