Tuesday, September 28, 2021

BBC coverage of Tokyo Olympics hockey leaves fans in muddle

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Live television coverage of the hockey left fans confused on the opening day of the Olympics.

Coverage of Team GB men’s opening Pool match against South Africa was not played in full by the BBC with the corporation trimming down on blanket coverage of the Games to around 350 hours.

With US company Discovery, parent of Eurosport, putting in a huge bid back in 2015 to showcase the Olympics, the BBC are screening only two live events at a time, with the deal never likely to please all Olympic fans.

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