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In terms of TV coverage, the past few days have been an absolute disaster. We had women swimming across a lake today, on two channels at once. Who on earth is interested in that?The BBC is not to blame for all of these sports being lumped together, but they have taken full advantage of it. The European Athletics Championships should have their own space, and this must never happen again.
@142 Doris., yes, loads of athletics coverage in the evening, but surely you have noticed that 90% of it is recorded? You can tell that by what is happening on the track when they deign to show the field events.Even the pre-recordings are interrupted by swimming or cycling highlights, including medal ceremonies, or by constant visits to the studio to hear a load of guff from Logan and Lewis.
Lots of other athletics on today at the Championships, but the BBC would rather show us some of its staff chatting around a table.
brilliant!, gb&ni sprinting in good shape & the relays should be strong too!, there was an arrogant strut by the gb&ni sprinters when coming out & that is good as they do not look overawed & they expect to medal!.
Wonderful display from our young black British sprinters, and so close to a 1-2-3 in the men's with CJ just missing out.Great stuff - keep it coming!
Asher-Smith and Hughes impressive, winning in good times and always in control. Seems to me they believed they would win and that's a rare quality in British athletes. Both will go quicker, I'm sure. Much to look forward to.
@140 Stewart FrazierHave you been watching the same thing as me?Loads of athletics coverage (which only began yesterday whereas the other sports have been on for days).Yesterday evening was all athletics!
138 cricket article was about what the Caribbean community is doing to help young in its community to participate in the game and what more that COMMUNITY could do. No entitlement or asking for handouts. Just another pathetic attempt to stir up racial tension. The other sprint topic does include a red haired white as the driven snow boy from Essex. But that doesn’t support your agenda
I can only assume that it is cheaper to film and transmit something in Scotland than in Germany, hence saturation coverage of swimming and cycling and minimal track and field.
35. FredaNever heard of Tim Butterworth lol.....Tim Duckworth I have...... women lol :-D .....(cue the down-votes)
The BBC will be doing an article on the lack of top white UK sprinters, they have too as they did one the other day on the lack of top class black cricketers at the moment.
Quick comment on the Athletics coverage. The in-stadium team are generally excellent. Cram and Cotter = superb. In the studio, Michael Johnson offers genuine insight. But Gabby Logan and Denise Lewis are AWFUL. Denise Lewis makes me cringe as she gets things wrong, stumbles over words and offers nothing. Logan just offers her opinion in the loose form of a question. Bring in Hazel Irvine!
@114. Posted by AG "Dina A-S for SPOTY? If she lands the 200& & the relay it is a shoe-in. "--No they will give it to little Timmy Murray. The BBC gives more column inches to his knee than all the athletes put together.That or Lewis 'tax evader' Hamilton. The BBC is obsessed with him too.
Loved watching such new talent brimming with confidence achieving their goals after so much hard work training. British sprinting is in a very good place just now and hope it will inspire more youngsters in other events too. The times set by all three are world class and deserve to be celebrated.
Supreme sprinting from Dina Asher-Smith. The British record was 11.05 until she came along; as an athletics fan for 30 years I never thought I'd see a British female run in the region of 10.85. Amazing.Also very happy to see Reece Prescod dip below 10 seconds. Reminds me a little of Carl Lewis in that his start is terrible but he comes through like a train in the second 50m.
129. Why would you want to ensure that? What difference does it make what colour our sprinters are, so long as they are successful?
What a great night of athletics, principally our incredible sprinters, of course but let's not forget that Tim Duckworth is excelling in the decathlon with the chance of GB&NI's first medal (gold, even?) in a major championship decathlon since Dean Macey and, before that the wonderful Daley Thompson. Golds in the cycling, diving and swimming made yesterday a seriously good day for British sport.
BBC your front page says "wins gold in Glasgow". Come on get yourbasic facts correct!!
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