With tear-jerking ending credits, the BBC finally nails Olympic coverage–‘Absolutely amazing.’
THE BBC has been commended for its coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics closing ceremony, which left many people in tears across the country.
During the two-week sporting spectacle, the business was harshly chastised for missing key medal moments for Team GB. The BBC was only allowed to broadcast two sports live at a time due to a £920 million arrangement between Olympic officials and American television behemoth Discovery. The 2012 and 2016 Olympics, on the other hand, were broadcast live across the BBC.
Thousands went to Twitter this afternoon as the Olympics came to a close, praising the BBC’s tear-jerking coverage of the closing ceremony.
As the heroes went home, the BBC’s final credits sequence showed all of Team GB’s Olympic medalists reminiscing about their victories and reconciling with family and friends.
“That BBC last montage of the Olympics had no right to make me cry this hard #ClosingCeremony,” one tweet seemed to sum up the nation’s emotions.
“Absolutely fantastic ending montage from BBC at the end of the Olympics closing ceremony,” someone else remarked.
“That Olympic montage at the end of the closing ceremonies was emotional,” another said of the clip, which you can see above.
“Congratulations to all of the competitors.
“For a variety of reasons, it was a memorable game.
“That BBC coverage was fantastic.”
“That BBC closing montage was simply stunning,” a fourth individual tweeted.
Following a crying emoji, one emotional user stated the BBC’s montage was “truly something.”
Despite the outpouring of criticism over its Olympic coverage, another person said that the BBC managed to get it right in the end.
Due to “TV rights,” BBC presenter Dan Walker previously revealed that the corporation could only show two sports at the same time.
“I know we’ve grown accustomed to being able to watch every event – on numerous streams – at the Olympics, but the BBC is only allowed to show two sports at the same time this time,” he tweeted.
“This is a matter of television rights, not an editorial decision.”
Tennis, rowing, and gymnastics competitions were not broadcast live on traditional free-to-air television, which drew criticism.
“I can’t find rowing anywhere since the BBC went to this road cycling,” Mark Davies, the chairman of British Rowing, tweeted.
“I’ve spent the last 25 minutes looking at every coloured button.” Brinkwire Summary News