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2012 London Olympics Commentators Thread
30 July 2012 00:30 Post ID: #22647 - in reply to #22596
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Men's Football
GB v UAE - Jonathan Pearce and Mark Lawrenson commentating. Jake Humphrey presented with Alan Hansen and Robbie Savage. Garth Crooks reporting

Swimming evening session
Lineker and Thorpe in the main studio, Balding and Foster at the Aquatics Cemtre. Jameson and Moorhouse commentating. Sharron Davies reporting

Beach Volleyball
GB v Canada (women) - Matt Chilton
USA v Japan and Switzerland v Italy (men) - Ed Leigh

Men's Basketball
GB v Russia and Argentina v Lithuania - Mike Carlson and John Amaechi

Diving - Women's synchro final
Commentators were Bob Ballard and Leon Taylor

Judo
Nick Mullins and Nicola Fairbrother

Women's Hockey
GB v Japan - Barry Davies and Mel Clewlow

Archery - Women's Team event
Eddie Butler and Liz Mynott

Edited by TheWanderer90 30/7/2012 00:31
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31 July 2012 14:55 Post ID: #22649 - in reply to #22647
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Olympic Tennis - Jarkko Nieminen v Andy Murray - BBC Three

Commentators: Chris Bradnam and John Lloyd
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31 July 2012 20:42 Post ID: #22654 - in reply to #22649
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I like how half of Jameson and Moorhouse's commentaries consist of saying "COME ON (British swimmer)" whenever a British swimmer is involved.

Otherwise they're solid.
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01 August 2012 00:34 Post ID: #22656 - in reply to #22654
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BBC used Australian TV's Terry McAuliffe and Andrew Gaze on tonight's USA v Tunisia men's basketball

Also, Jake Humphtey presented GB v Brazil women's football with Faye White and Sam Smith. As usual, Mowbray and Lucy Ward commentated with Jacqui Oatley reporting
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01 August 2012 17:24 Post ID: #22657 - in reply to #22656
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Olympic Tennis - Marcos Baghdatis v Andy Murray - BBC Red Button

Commentators: Andrew Castle and Tim Henman
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01 August 2012 23:07 Post ID: #22659 - in reply to #22657
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This makes me sound a bit old-fashioned but on the BBC Three coverage, is there any harm in keeping the camera still now and again? Almost feels like watching one of those 'Celebrity Big Brother Extra' type of shows. And does Ian Thorpe need to say 'Look' at the start of each sentence. By the way he and Foster were both at the pool with Balding tonight

Overall though, the BBC are doing a very good job. Even Lineker's growing into his anchor role. I thought initially he seemed a bit shaky, but he's getting better
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03 August 2012 18:32 Post ID: #22664 - in reply to #22659
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Olympic Tennis Semi Finals - BBC Three & BBC Red Button

Roger Federer v Juan Martin Del Potro

Commentators: Chris Bradnam and John Lloyd

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic

Commentators: Andrew Castle and Tim Henman
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03 August 2012 18:57 Post ID: #22665 - in reply to #22664
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NBC Sports Network apparently pulled an ITV and went on a commercial break before Japan scored their 2nd vs. Brazil.

They do ad breaks during all soccer matches that do not involve the USA Women. Seriously.

NBC are terrible.
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04 August 2012 00:23 Post ID: #22666 - in reply to #22665
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Mark Cavendish has been an analyst for the track cycling, on site at the Velodrome. Jake Humphrey has presented the track stuff, with Hazel Irvine covering for Humphrey in the main studio (he would normally present at that time). Dan Walker did last night's BBC Three 7pm-10pm shift, so apparently Olly Foster did Sportsday that night. Aaah, the BBC Olympic Merry-Go-Round

For tonight's athletics. Al-Jazeera's coverage was presented by Lynsey Hipgrave, who was joined by Dean Macey and Ashia Hansen
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04 August 2012 00:24 Post ID: #22667 - in reply to #22665
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SSReporters - 3/8/2012 18:57

NBC are terrible.


I'm presuming you've seen the 'NBC Delayed' pisstake Twitter account?
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05 August 2012 00:25 Post ID: #22670 - in reply to #22667
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Yes I have, Wanderer! Fantastic stuff.

Pearce was abysmal on the penalty shootout. I only saw this part as I watched the Athletics (Steve Cram was fantastic) but Pearce sounded like a golf commentator the entire time.

Definitely think Mowbray and Wilson are better commentators than him. Mowbray in particular has been enjoyable on the GB women's games.
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05 August 2012 01:24 Post ID: #22671 - in reply to #22670
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I only caught the pens too. Thought Pearce was OK, I didn't object to anything he did anyway. The match was live on BBC Three, Jake Humphrey presented with Martin Keown and Robbie Savage

Caught a bit of Eurosport's coverage earlier today, Martin Gillingham and Tim Hutchings were the athletics commentators, while Simon Reed did the rowing with someone I couldn't recognise (was a woman). Maurice Greene (athletics) and Pieter van den Hoogenband (or whatever he's called, the Dutch swimmer) are Eurosport's big name analysts.

And to bring it full circle, Andrew Castle and John Lloyd did the men's doubles tennis final for the BBC. Castle and Virginia Wade did the women's singles bronze, although I'm not sure who did the final. Presum,ably at least one of Sam Smith or Tracy Austin were involved
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05 August 2012 16:20 Post ID: #22672 - in reply to #22671
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Olympic Tennis Final - BBC One

Sue Barker presenting coverage from SW19 with John McEnroe.

Andy Murray v Roger Federer

Commentators: Andrew Castle and Tim Henman
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05 August 2012 17:43 Post ID: #22673 - in reply to #22672
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Olympic Tennis Finals - NBC

Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova - Mary Carillo & Renee Stubbs
Roger Federer v Andy Murray - Ted Robinson & John McEnroe

Men's Football - Brazil v Honduras
John Roder

I only saw highlights of the GB game, but I thought Pierce was terrible on penalties. He was lifeless, especially after he realized England had lost.
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06 August 2012 00:19 Post ID: #22674 - in reply to #22673
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NB Football Fan - 5/8/2012 17:43
England.


Careful there!

To add to digi's post, it was John Lloyd and Sam Smith on the mixed doubles final for the BBC. Jim Neilly did weightlifting today for the first time these Games today as Colin Bryce and Non Evans have moved over to wrestling.

Gary Lineker presnted the primetime coverage from the Olympic Stadium tonight rather than the Olympic Park studio. Andrew Cotter commentated on the 100m final for BBC 3D. Don't know if anyone joined him
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06 August 2012 00:49 Post ID: #22675 - in reply to #22596
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Hard to get used to a Team GB soccer team. Especially when it's just the English U-21 team with a few Welsh (and overage English) players added in. Anyway, won't get into that discussion here.

On the other hand, I'm just used to using "England" and "losing" in the same sentence at these kinds of tournaments.
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06 August 2012 01:14 Post ID: #22676 - in reply to #22596
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Andrew Cotter on the 3D doing athletics, another sport to his bow, and another brilliant commentary.
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