As the young Olympic gymnast competed in the all-arounds, the TV announcer said: "She messed up really well. This is so good, she got another deduction of points."
Not the type of attitude you'd normally expect from a TV sports commentator. Unless the announcer is Russian, and the athlete is an American.
Though every country's commentators undoubtedly want their respective nations to win, nowhere is that more clear than in Russia—the host country of this year's Winter Olympic games in Sochi.
If the London Olympics are any indication, not only do the Russians want their athletes to win—just as importantly, they want the Americans to lose.
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During the all-around women's gymnastics competition, former Olympic champion and gymnast Lidiya Gavrilovna Ivanova provided commentary for Russia's "Rossiya-2 Sport" Channel.
Before Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova did her vault, Ivanova announced: "Vikochka (sweet Vicky), show these Americans how it should be done."
After Komova made mistakes in her routine, Ivanova remarked with: "She made a few mistakes, but we did not notice them."