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Old 02-13-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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I have no difficult with the broadcast. NBC placed a warning and discussed the death before ever broadcasting the footage. Personally, I thought it was done respectfully as possible. NBC is broadcasting the Winter Games, unfortunately Nodar Kumaritashvil death is part of the story of the 2010 Winter Olympics, thus NBC had a obligation to its viewers to cover it. End of story.

To me acting like everything is just wonderful and that the Olympics were proceeding as if nothing happened would have been an greater injustices to the memory of Nodar Kumaritashvil.

The Olympic Games are a symbol of sportsmanship throughout the world, a tragedy like this should serve as a reminder that these athletics risk their own safety to entertain us and to represent their countries. Hopefully some good can come out of this be it in new safety measures or in other ways.

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