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The German broadcast of the 1936 Olympics went live just in time to show American Jesse Owens winning the finals of the 100-meter sprint.
Television actually hurt minor league teams. It allowed fans to choose nationally televised broadcasts of major league teams over sitting in the bleachers to watch their local, minor league teams.
Most studies show that televised sports inspire fans to their own feats of athleticism; thus, TV sports create more, not fewer, sports participants.
While this idea has been proposed a number of times over the years, the size of the NHL goal has resisted change so far.
The first sports radio broadcast was of a boxing match from Motor Square Garden in Pennsylvania, while the first televised event was a 1939 football game between the Princeton Tigers and the Columbia Lions.
The trick is in the words: Instant replay is the taping and rebroadcasting of especially exciting plays, first used in 1963 in an Army/Navy football game.
While they're much maligned in the rugby community, television umpires watch the game on a screen and assist with officiating.
Archive photos show that these yell captains were attired quite differently from modern cheerleaders.
Talk about time delay. It took two days for this Olympic film to reach Europe from the U.S.
NBC argued that showing edited versions of "live" events allowed the network to ensure that only the most exciting programming was shown.