Anonymous asked in SportsOlympics · 7 months ago

Why are the Olympics televised in their integrity on NBC, yet the Paralympics and Special Olympics are not? Discriminating handicapped ppl?

7 Answers

  • So you're saying that NBC should cancel regularly scheduled programs, refund millions of dollars in advertising dollars for commercials scheduled to run for those programs and put more hours of sporting events, that may or may not compensate for the millions of dollars per day that NBC may be losing? I'll let you foot the bill, I will be busy watching other sports.

  • 5 months ago

    Most of the Olympics are not televised and what is televised is edited to what the managers think the public wants to see. Obviously someone in power thinks no one or at least not a large enough audience wants to see the Paralympics or Special Olympics or even the majority of the Olympics.

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Well of course it's discriminating handicapped people.

    The lack of TV coverage is simply based on the assumption that most people don't want to see handicapped sports because they are not a "good enough standard". That is just garbage. The networks are scared to try.

    Handicapped athletes are an example of the strength of the human spirit , and are inspiring to everyone. In the UK, TV networks devote about 60% of the coverage time to the Paralympics compared to their coverage of the Olympics. That's still not great but it's at least 60% more than the networks do here!

  • 7 months ago

    In their integrity?

    If you meant to say 'in their entirety', they don't come anywhere close to showing the Games in their entirety.

    It's not discrimination. If you want to accuse anyone of discrimination, it's the masses who wouldn't sit and watch athletes who aren't at the top level of their sport. And because the masses won't sit and watch, advertisers are not going to risk paying multi-millions to the networks to televise it.

    It's no more discrimination re: Special or Para Olympics than it is discrimination to not nationally televise minor league baseball and hockey, high school football and basketball, and a good number of sporting events that do appear once every four years at the Olympics. People won't pay to watch it.

    • curtisports2
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      But most people still won't pay to watch it. Without a paying market, it's a money-loser to televise something.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Because of the huge difference in ratings.

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Discriminating ratings.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It’s offensive to say “special”.

    The Olympics are a croc anyways.

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