Does anyone know if there is any TV coverage of the decathlon? I know that the events take place on 8/8-8/9/12, but I’ve been scouring the NBC website for details of coverage, but there is nothing. Even the primetime coverage blurb does not mention anything about the decathlon. Can there truly be no TV coverage?
The decathlon used to be one of the signature events of the Olympics. Rafer Johnson, Bruce Jenner, Dan and Dave? What happened? Not to mention that the World record holder is an American who is participating in these Olympics. I realize that NBC is trying to get as many viewers as possible to increase their ad revenues, but seriously, no decathlon? I like watching Misty May and Kerri Walsh’s butts as much as the next guy, but NBC can’t even spare an hours worth of coverage on MSNBC or Telemundo for the decathlon? Do we truly need beach volleyball 24/7?
I hope that I am wrong, but I seem to remember similar short shrift given to the decathlon the past 2 Olympics as well. I guess I may have to resort to internet viewing.