I want to ask the readers outside the US whether the Olympic Games coverage in their countries is as bad as what we get here on the US network TV. NBC has exclusive coverage rights for the Olympics. There is nothing wrong with that but they have turned the covergae into a soap opera. Not only they cover the sports that that the Americans are good at (swimming, gymnastics and beach volleyball mostly with a little bit of polo coverage) but even then all we see are the performances of the American athletes with a ton of cheesy commentaries and interviews.
That would still be OK. But here is what they were showing yesterday during the ladies gymnastics. For what seemed a long time we were watching the American gymnasts who were watching an overhead screen outside our view. Then we were watching one of them, Nastia Liukin, massaging her foot... And this is while other athletes were performing.
I don't even know who the other athletes are, what kind of activities are going on, etc.