Early morning entertainment

By Danny Caro
August 19, 2008

Early morning coverage of the Beijing Olympics has clearly come too soon in the day for some at the BBC.

And there is plenty of room for improvement for members of staff working on the Corporation's subtitles.

Perhaps, of course, someone is either trying to pre-empt what certain commentators are about to say, trying to be too clever or have simply bitten off more than they can chew.

Here are some amusing examples...

Typical over-the-top commentary in the men's swimming: "He's really dying out there." Quick, call the medics.

"What a great waste" - race.

 "The young 20-year-old." I've never met an old 20-year-old. Have you?


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