I can't be the only person to notice, but it appears as though the Olympic games are lacking displays of nationalism.
What I mean is this.
In games past, the graphics and the play by play were always strong in representing which contender was from which country.
In Swimming for example, one could see an overlay on screen to depict which country the competitor was from, from the beginning of the race to the
This year, however, NBC has chosen to NOT highlight the competitor's nationality at all, except with just the final results and starting lane
I can't tell who is in what lane during the swimming meets.
I can't tell what country they are from.
Its almost as if the country of the competitors is not important anymore?
Is this some sort of One World Order being pushed on us? Where the Olympics have become just a collection of WORLD competitors, with disregard to
their nations they represent?
Is the UN Involved in this decision somehow for NBC to blatantly disregard this feature of the sporting broadcast? Are they conditioning us to set
aside the need to differentiate the countries being represented in some Global type melting pot?
Here is an example of a screen shot of the 2008 Swimming competition. Notice the top three positions are displayed? This type of graphic is
displayed throughout the entire match. Not only that, in 2008, they had the flag of the nation in the lane displayed throughout the match.
This year, the only display they have is before the match begins, but nothing during the match:
The same goes for track and field. There just isn't a lot of effort in displaying country information.
Is it me? Or has anyone else noticed this?