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NBC, AIBA Involved in Rift Over Ringside Commentary

LONDON - Olympic boxing's governing body said it had asked American broadcaster NBC to cease its ringside commentary at the London boxing arena on Friday because they were disrupting officials.

NBC, a unit of Comcast Corp, was the only broadcaster allowed to commentate from the ringside floor and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said it had offered the team a space with the other media but that they decided to leave instead.

"NBC commentators were offered a booth in the media tribune like other broadcasters because they were very disturbing for AIBA officials - even during bouts they were not broadcasting - being located at the edge of the Field of Play," an AIBA spokesman said in an emailed statement.

"They claimed that since no boxers from the USA were still in the running, they didn't want to stay anyway."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by croz on 08-11-2012

I hope you guys backing this moron know the press over here are making the US look like a joke right now. Lose the game? Knock the board over and storm out - USA.

Comment by Nemisis on 08-11-2012

[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Blue"][B]GOOD JOB TEDDY!!!![/B][/COLOR][/SIZE] tell them no good sonsabeaches to fook themselves and their officiating. I can't be mad at ya for telling them the truth and what everyone ova here was thinkin. Great Job :boxing:

Comment by Corelone on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=2501;12418001]Nice to know you don't like even playing fields.[/QUOTE] I'm not defending this mess, I'm just saying. It's been crooked for a long time.

Comment by Corelone on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=crold1;12417850]LOL...it took no Cubans, Russians etc. The U.S. had run of a softened field and an unbelievably deep team that year.[/QUOTE] You prove my point, all these comments do. Regardless of missing countries and supposed depth of field, going on…

Comment by 2501 on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;12417809]When the Olympics were held in Los Angeles, USA, in 1984, The USA won 9 gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. I didn't hear anyone crying foul then. It took deliberate control of the media by the US to…

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