Olympics opening: forging(?) the ring

I watched the Olympic opening show. There was a part where molten metal appeared to pour out of a crucible and run through a channel into a mold, forming a ring. Matt and Meredith kept yapping about the ring being forged.

The ring was being cast. Pouring molten metal into a mold is casting.

Mini-rant about talking heads who don’t know the difference between casting and forging over.

Cool show, but the giant baby was a little trippy.

But they did show the ring being ‘hammered,’ which you wouldn’t do with a straight casting, right?

First the doping scandals, and now even their forgery is a forgery?

Dunno about the rings but I was getting pretty hammered. Turned out I needn’t have taken the trouble.