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NBC isn’t hurt by showing Olympics on delay

LONDON – Initially it seemed like the relentless Twitter-based gripes about NBC’s coverage might go down as a tipping point in the way the Olympics are presented to a television audience in future years.

The backlash about NBC’s decision to air last Friday’s Opening Ceremonies on tape delay was immediate, and it grew after NBC’s vaguely patronizing explanation that it was “too complex” to stream live online. NBA star Dirk Nowitzki, a.k.a. @swish41, summed up the Twitter consensus on his feed:

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