Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WHICH Network Gave Better Reconition to MANNY PACQUIAO as Philippine Flag Bearer in the BEIJING 2008 Olympics? - Watch the Videos of 2 Networks Here

MANNY PACQUIAO was the Philippine flag bearer at the Beijing 2008 Olympics opening ceremony last Friday August 8, 2008. This is the video that was broadcasted here in the Philippines that showed Manny Pacquiao carrying the Philippine flag, the commentator has a British accent and only uttered Manny's name as 'Manny Pacman' without saying his surname...watch the video below (recorded by DCRJ in the Philippines)

...and this is the video (below) that was broadcasted in the U.S. by NBC Network (recorded by Me Rastaman in Las Vegas)


Article source (below) By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 12 Aug 2008

Filipino viewers of the Beijing Olympic Games coverage may have felt rightfully disappointed that boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, the flag bearer of the Philippine delegation got only a few seconds exposure but in the US, NBC gave Pacquiao the recognition he deserved.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who watched the delayed telecast of the spectacular opening ceremony said he was “very proud to see him (Pacquiao) carrying the flag and it was nice on American television.”

Arum said Pacquiao was given a pretty good play-up by the NBC anchors which underscored the fact that it was “a good, smart move” having him as the Philippine flag-bearer which is what President Arroyo had personally requested.

Veteran journalist Percy Della reported that NBC’s famed anchorman Bob Costas praised Pacquiao as one of the best boxers in the world and a hero among the people of the Philippines and said he was tapped to carry the Philippine flag “because of his stature in that country.”

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