Behind the scenes with the Olympic commentators

Yesterday I wrote about the thrilling Olympic Men’s 10,000 meter final. I watched it on the BBC, where the commentators in the booth always present measured, thoughtful analysis and try never to let emotion leak through onscreen.

Yeah, right. Here’s what was going on behind the scenes as Mo Farah came down the homestretch.

That’s former 110 meter hurdles world champion Colin Jackson screaming, “Mo! Mo!” And 2000 Olympic Heptathlon gold medalist Denise Lewis leaping up and down like a maniac. And in the gray sports coat, that’s 400 meter legend Michael Johnson shouting, “Go, Galen!” and pumping his fists as American Galen Rupp wins the silver medal.

I love the Olympics and I’m not the only one.

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