Oh ok I did not know that...but if they were streaming they would be streaming the soccer already. But I just went on youtube and Mexico vs Germany are playing and there`s a couple of channels streaming...
On the other hand...why Terzic does not want to get at 7am and go practice at 9???? Serbia plays the last 2 matches vs Ned and China at 9.30am, plus one semi-final is at 9.30am and the Bronze Medal....If they go to bed at 10 and wake up at 7...that is 9 hours of sleep... Maybe he is just letting his players party all night and do whatever they want?!?!... I get up everyday at 5am....getting up at 7? I call that sleeping in.
I found this article interesting.
The IOC now takes a gargantuan share of television revenue. Whereas the committee collected just 4 percent of TV proceeds from 1960 to 1980, its share of the 2012 games stood at more than 70 percent. In London, that meant that the IOC pocketed $1.18 billion from NBC, and another $1.3 billion from non-U.S. broadcasters.
It’s safe to say the relationship goes both ways: NBC has been lobbying the IOC to have American athletes march toward the end of the opening ceremony procession. Tradition holds that nations appear in alphabetical order according to the host country’s language, so the United States would be “Estados Unidos” in Brazil, sending the national team out into the Maracanã early.[b] Will the IOC bend the rules in honor of its very own cash cow?
NBC has signed a $12-billion deal to keep the privilege through the 2032 Games—the IOC’s biggest contract.
That also means...even if the Americans dope...that is something we will never know, if they had to ban the US from the games they would be loosing more than 50% of that money.
NBC wants to have the US coming at the end, because that keeps the americans watching the ceremony until to the end, which means better ratings for them....but if they think they can break that rule..I wonder what other rules the IOC let them let away with.