Olympic Chauvinism

It’s not just for the US:

Every four years some people moan and hand-wring about American TV’s excessive focus on American athletes and the Olympic events where Americans are likely to win medals.

These people need to get out more.

Or at least they need to spend a little time watching CCTV in China. Today’s early morning and evening Olympic coverage — was gone in the interim, at a real Olympic venue about which more later — focused heavily on events like Women’s Air Pistol (Gold medal: China), Men’s Air Pistol (Gold medal: China), Women’s 48kg Weightlifting (Gold medal: China), Men’s 56kg Weightlifting (Gold medal: China), and… you get the idea.

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