Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Let's Avoid This Buttock-Clenching Spectacle
I don't know about you, but I find some of these post race trackside interviews very uncomfortable viewing indeed. Should athletes really be expected to do interviews within seconds of their race of event finishing. I have just watched Andrew Steele do one just after he failed to get through an athletics semi final. He was having to give instant analysis of his failings in the race. Yesterday four women rowers were in floods of tears, having just failed to clinch a gold. Apart from being voyeuristic in the extreme, what purpose do these interviews actually serve? Surely a more considered view a bit later would be a bit more enlightening for everyone.