Olympics Coverage - History

I believe it is still played on screens outside Olympic Stadium in Sydney.

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I remember Seven also had a show called The Games leading up to Sydney 2000. I have a bit of that show on a tape somewhere.

Found some on youtube

There’s quite of lot of Sydney 2000 content on that channel.

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Was this on in the evenings?

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I think it was Sundays at 5pm or something like that.

There’s another example of another “quality” seven hire. Neil Brooks. He ended up in disgrace as well. The seven Hr department have a lot to answer for.

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1976 In Montreal i believe what prompted Channel 9 in Sydney and Melbourne to commemce 24 Hour a day broadcasting.

But i believe Channel 7 had the following games in Moscow. That must’ve been some interesting games to cover.

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Then they dumped co-host Tracey Holmes about the same time which caused a bit of a stir.

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Wasn’t that because she and Stan Grant had their affair exposed?

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And it resurfaced again at the 2018 Gold Coast Comm Games, when there was some production meeting issue and claims made against Seven by Holmes and Johanna Griggs immediately hit back at her, even publicly on her social media, “axe to grind” or something I recall was used.

I believe Channel 7 had live coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies of Moscow 1980 and other events only when selected events are on eg. if an Australian athlete is going for gold. I remember just seeing highlights at 7am and 5pm both an hour long, and nothing else.

And during the Channel 10 coverage of Los Angeles 1984 there was an hour long highlights package from 5pm-6pm, but some stations (including proper 10 affiliates in capital cities) only aired half and hour of highlights leading to Perfect Match at 5.30 according to TV guides. But as I grew up in regional Victoria at the time all the country stations showed the full hour of highlights, pre-empting Perfect Match for the fortnight. Looking at the Canberra Times TV guide listings at the time CTC7 and WIN4 broke away from Olympic coverage at 12 noon for The Mike Walsh Show, rejoining afterwards. RVN2 pre-empted Mike Walsh (as did all Victorian regionals). CTC, WIN and RVN all aired the full hour highlights at 5pm.

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