BBC’s Olympic Hockey Coverage

Brilliant piece by Mark on the BBC’s Olympic commentary.

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The coverage of Ice Hockey during the Winter Olympics by the BBC has been the talk of those in the UK on social media.

One of the issues has been confusion over when games will be televised while not always showing the full sixty minutes or the games until completion. For example, while Slovenia were leading Slovakia 3-0 and creating history by winning their first ever game at the Winter Olympics, the BBC in their wisdom cut away from the game with five minutes remaining to show a GB Curling match which hadn’t even commenced.
I understand the need to show all things involving GB as the nation isn’t blessed with many competitors but that is just ridiculous.

The real disconnect between hockey fans has been towards the commentary provided for the BBC by Seth Bennett and Brent Pope.
The play by play from these two gentlemen seems to have…

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