You're missing my point -- I'm not whining that I deserve something; I'm saying that BBC is a great organization that takes a great deal of pride in excellence. It seems out of character for them to not do something first-rate. They're not a cutting-corners, on-the-cheap type of company. (And believe me, I would gladly shell out the money if a news organization of BBC's quality would come to America. Our current selection of broadcast news is pathetic. Even NPR, which I like, can't hold a candle to BBC.)
You know what is the one tiny good thing about the hand times? If they all ran 10.0 (and who's to say if that's even right, but the blurry video does look close), it shows how evenly matched they are. If the times had been 9.96, 9.99, 10.01, 10.03, and 10.04 we would have all thought that the difeferences were significant and that the winner was SO much superior (well, OK, that's how I usually see it), when in actuality they are all pretty damn close. Anything can happen in Paris.
And believe me, I would gladly shell out the money if a news organization of BBC's quality would come to America. Our current selection of broadcast news is pathetic. Even NPR, which I like, can't hold a candle to BBC>
say what ? npr ? i would not shell out a penny for npr or bbc. just because they do a little bit more track than nbc, cbs or abc does not mean we should welcome them as the news channel.
a lot of left wing ideology even on the us networks. sorry if this has nothing to do with track and field...
This is my first time posting on the Forum, but I do have some info that may be of insight. The BBC (or any other broadcast network) is not to blame for the "blurry" image of the 100m finish. And, no, you cannot "figure out" what the auto-time would be from the videotape from the BBC. For perspective, a movie in the theaters runs at 24 frames/second (f/s). The human eye (and brain processing those images) can "see" approximately 20 f/s. The videotape in a VCR or from the BBC (for instance) runs at 50 f/s. IAAF rules allow automatic timing as "slow" as 60 f/s. The usual automatic timing devices (cameras/computers) show 800-1000 f/s (can go as high as 2000 f/s). FYI. Thanks