For all the great performances we’ve seen at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the announcing hasn’t been nearly at the same high level.
That’s Byron McDonald of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.
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In the 800-meter relay race, 14-year-old Ai Yanhan swam for China. Canada got the bronze in the race, while China finished fourth.
The National Post reported that McDonald apologized.
“I would like to take a moment to apologize for a comment that I made last night after the women’s relay,” he said on during a broadcast, according to the Post. “I was referring to a swimmer’s performance, and not to them as a person. Needless to say, there was no disrespect intended and I’m very sorry.”