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

David Segal  |  Rio De Janeiro 

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 ...

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