I’m going to agree that they went way over the line in following the Canadian diver behind the wall to show her cry (and have a bit of a tantrum). If I’d invested the years she must have and then blown what could be my only chance I’m sure I’d feel the same, but jeez Louise, let them have a bit of privacy. That’s what that area is for.
I thought with the marathoner it was okay to show the torture on her face since that’s what marathon is about, pushing physical and mental limits. It made me appreciate all the more what the others had done. But once she went to the curb they should have just let her be, like they (mostly) seemed to do. The tears on the American’s face were priceless, the joy and overwhelming emotion just came through. She even mentioned as much in her interview. Heck, I was amazed she could talk, I would have been panting for a week.
As for Deavers, I think the point of the replay was to show that she popped something before she even got to the hurdle. A few too many times, but not in bad taste.
I do like when they show tears of joy during the medals ceremonies, that is true to the moment.