Monday 3 September 2012

One Day One Photo - 2

Sunday 2nd September
As the weather wasn't great over the weekend I stayed home. That was my chance to catch some of the Paralympics coverage on TV.

I had been in London for the 2012 Olympics, so didn't get to see how the events were covered in Italy. From what people say though, it seems that coverage was biased towards fencing - the main discipline where Italy has a strong showing.
Apparently, they almost missed the coverage of the men's 100m final because RAI were busy broadcasting the early heats of the fencing tournament between 2 unknown swordsmen! Well it was good to see that for the Paralympicsthere were other sports to watch apart from fencing. Furthermore, the events were just as exciting to watch as for the Olympics - especially track cycling, basketball, and athletics. It was also great to see TV pictures of packed out stadia with avid spectators. RAI did well with its coverage, and London has once again done well by putting the Paralympics firmly on the map.

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