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Olympics coverage on Shortwave?
« on: February 13, 2018, 2327 UTC »
Haven't had much time for listening lately, but has anyone heard any coverage of the Olympics 2018? Surprised there are no posts.
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Re: Olympics coverage on Shortwave?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 2217 UTC »

I'm thinking a lot of the stations that might have reported live, or given extensive coverage, are no longer on the air in English - Radio Canada, DW, Russia, the Nordic Countries, and Central European countries.  Cuba has little interest in the Winter Olympic. 

I think the other problem is the time difference.  I could have seen the BBC covering some events on Sportsworld on the weekend but two problems: 1) By the time Sportsworld starts, it is is midnight in South Korea.  2) This weekend is competition for English's most prestigious soccer tournament, they will be booming coverage of the FA Cup.

I'm sure VOA and RCI must be reporting at least scores/medals.   

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Re: Olympics coverage on Shortwave?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 2254 UTC »
I managed to catch the Olympics coverage on tv despite the time difference, as i am typing this it is coming up to 8am in South Korea.
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Re: Olympics coverage on Shortwave?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 2133 UTC »
Nothing heard on SW in Australia so far on the Winter Olympics, however, television network Channel-7 in Australia has extensive live coverage. 

Not many people in Australia interested in it either, asked some of my work associates yesterday if they were watching, 90% said "No".

Was tuned to BBC World this morning and it wasn't even mentioned in the hourly news.  Maybe the South Koreans are broadcasting it on SW but in the Korean language? ;D
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