GYMN-L Digest - 25 Jul 1996 - Special issue

There are 3 messages totalling 789 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. FW: The US Crowds
  2. Kerri's leg during round one team comp.
  3. NBC coverage/women's gymn.


Date:    Thu, 25 Jul 1996 08:35:45 +0100
From:    ***@ASUCLA.UCLA.EDU
Subject: FW: The US Crowds

On gymn, somebody wrote:
The Olympics are about cheering on your country and hoping that
they win the gold.

That could not be less true,....
Its about sportsmanship and the world coming together.



Date:    Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:39:09 -0400
From:    ***@GROVE.IUP.EDU
Subject: Kerri's leg during round one team comp.

I noticed that it was bandaged during compulsories. Did she have an injury



Date:    Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:49:35 -0400
From:    ***@FLX.COM
Subject: NBC coverage/women's gymn.

NBC's coverage has truly been atrocious.  They show a lack of
journalistic integrity as well as a lack of respect for the other
gymnasts.  To ignore the best athletes in favor of Shannon taping her
wrists, etc. is a prime example.  It just proves how feeble NBC Sports
is compared to the great ABC Olympic coverage -- and even the
respectable Verne Lundquist at CBS.   In place of Jim McKay, they give
us the ridiculous, babbling, completely uninformed John Tesh.  We
suffered through his inane comments in Barcelona -- now they force him
on us again?   NBC, get your act together!!  These are accomplished
WOMEN out there who deserve respect -- such as more coverage, in terms
of the foreign gymnasts, and also recognition as FEMALE ATHLETES, not
"dancing little girls," "little painted birds", etc.  Tesh is an idiot.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 25 Jul 1996 - Special issue