I UNDERSTAND that not everyone can afford Foxtel and that it is very hard to show every Olympic sport on one free-to-air channel, but I find the coverage on Channel Nine very poor. I’m an Aussie, but the games are not just all about the Australians.
When Aussies are not competing, instead of showing pointless interviews or replays, how about showing some of the other sports that we don’t get to see every day, such as fencing, badminton or European handball – even if it is Germany, Brazil or some other nationality competing.
If you don’t have Foxtel and you want to know how other nations are fairing and their results, or even if you are just interested in what else is happening at the games, I suggest you turn on ABC radio. I think their coverage is 100per cent better.
Geoff Taylor, Macquarie Hills