Possibly Actual Quotes from the 2008 Olympics

The last one is my favorite.  It wouldn’t be as funny if it weren’t for the moment of belated awareness…

(Editor’s note: Several readers passed along these souvenirs from the Bejing Olympics. Sometimes technical terms do have a way of being misinterpreted. And sometimes the brain and mouth simply don’t connect. Enjoy.)

Here are some comments made on air by NBC sports commentators during the Beijing Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

Weightlifting commentator: “This is Gregorieva from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.”

Equestian commentator: “This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.”

Paul Hamm, Gymnast: “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”

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

Softball announcer: “If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”

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

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

Soccer commentator: “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.”

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?”

Original here (scroll down for more humor).


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