NBC has gotten a lot of guff for their coverage of the Games whether they're turning female athletes into pieces of viral meat or spoiling key events before they air. Apparently, even some of the officials can't stand to have NBC around them.
NBC's ringside commentators have been bugging the heck out of the referees in the boxing ring. So the refs have asked them to leave, according to Reuters.
The London organizing committee sided with the refs and asked NBC's chatterboxers to take it to the media booth. A spokesperson for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said the commentators declined the offer and opted instead to stop covering the remaining matches since no American boxers are in the running for a medal.
NBC denied the AIBA's claim that they refused to cover the rest of the Games. A network spokesperson also said they were appealing the decision to the IOC.
After watching the US team's lackluster performance in the boxing arena, I'm wondering if some NBC executives should join the team. Lately, they seem to be very good at getting into fights.
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