Best Beijing Olympics Bloopers

 - Sep 6, 2008
Have you ever made a statement and then realized how ridiculously horrible it sounded immediately afterwards? Unfortunately, once spoken, we just can’t take these crazy comments back. NBC sports commentators and athletes alike learned this lesson the hard way when making these hilarious remarks on national TV concerning the Summer Olympics:

1. Weightlifting commentator: ‘This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.’

2. Dressage (fancy horseback riding) commentator: ‘This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.’

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: ‘I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.’

4. Boxing Analyst: ‘Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.’

5. Softball announcer: ‘If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.’ (A John Madden-esque statement if I’ve ever heard one!)

6. Basketball analyst: ‘He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.’

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: ‘Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.’

8. Soccer commentator: ‘Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.’ (Insert foot into mouth immediately.)

9. Tennis commentator: ‘One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them… Oh my God, what have I just said?’ (Yes, this is his full quote…seems he actually caught himself.)

These are some really messy slip-ups. But with the action and excitement the U.S. brought to this summer’s Olympics, who can actually blame them?