Commentators go wild for Jones bronze
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Should commentators stay impartial?

Veteran sports commentators Henry Blofield and Barry Davies discuss whether commentary should always be impartial.

The BBC has admitted commentary for the Women's snowboard final during the Winter Olympics was over-excited after 300 people complained.

Viewers complained that commentators cheered when a rival to Team GB's Jenny Jones fell, and that the commentary was of a low standard.

So should patriotism and passion in sports commentary always be kept to a minimum?

BBC Radio 5 live's Dan Walker put the question to veteran sports commentators Henry Blofield and Barry Davies.

  • 10 Feb
  • From the section UK