At the women's 3-meter synchronised diving final on Sunday, there seemed to be two events occurring at once. There was the one displayed on a large video screen at the outdoor arena, and there was the live one in front of your eyes. The events were identical except for one notable detail: On the screen, the sun appeared to be shining, and in real life, it was not. The Olympics look different in the flesh. Television has a way of not just framing and editing the action but also adding sheen and brightness. The lush and immaculate tableaus served up by NBC and other broadcasters are like ...
Rio games beyond TV: Many soldiers, few signs, long lines
David Segal |
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First Published: Thu, August 11 2016. 00:05 IST