Olympics Infographic: Global Unifier or Parochial ‘Rashomon’

In Akira Kurosawa’s classic film Rashomon, reality shifts with each character’s point of view. With the Olympics, the myth is the entire globe is unified watching the same competitions. The reality: each nation only broadcasts the events of greatest interest to their audiences with their own partisan announcers. The following infographic summarizing international TV coverage of the London 2012 Olympics helps illustrate this.

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