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Rio games beyond TV: Many soldiers, few signs, long lines

David Segal  |  Rio De Janeiro 

Atthewomen's3-metersynchroniseddivingfinalonSunday,thereseemedtobetwoeventsoccurringatonce.Therewastheonedisplayedonalargevideoscreenattheoutdoorarena,andtherewastheliveoneinfrontofyoureyes.Theeventswereidenticalexceptforonenotabledetail:Onthescreen,thesunappearedtobeshining,andinreallife,itwasnot. TheOlympicslookdifferentintheflesh.Televisionhasawayofnotjustframingandeditingtheactionbutalsoaddingsheenandbrightness.ThelushandimmaculatetableausservedupbyNBCandotherbroadcastersarelike ...

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First Published: Thu, August 11 2016. 00:05 IST