Enjoying the British Olympic commentary

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Life in the UK

The commentary for the Olympics on the BBC is just fantastic. Much better than the more dispassionate reporting I’m used to in the US. It took a little getting used to the announcers rooting hard for their fellow Brits, but it’s really quite endearing. They are also a little more forward at times with their commentary, even if it’s a little off color.

The most poignant comment I’ve heard thus far occurred a couple of days into the games whilst Gary Lineker (the BBC One evening host) was lamenting the fact that Britain had yet to medal. He consoled his audience by saying “but you’ll be happy to know that the German’s have yet to medal as well!”. The pub I was in just erupted in laughter…what a brilliant line! The scars from WWII run deep…


  1. Dr.B says:

    Love it! That’s awesome! How great that they can actually say what they think. I’m a little jealous that you are there.

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