Interviewing athletes at the Olympics?
August 10, 2012 5:31 PM Subscribe
In the Olympics, when an American athlete finishes competing, cameras show up in their faces, and the athlete gets interviewed. If they won, then they get to talk about the win. If they lost, then they get to talk about how it felt to lose out there in front of 40 million viewers.
Here is the question: What obligation does the athlete have
to participate in the interviews? What is it that stops them from saying 'screw this' and skipping the interview?
posted by dfm500 to sports, hobbies, & recreation (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is the athlete's obligation to the interview because NBC owns the Olympics? Are Athletes forced consent as a condition of being on the team? Do they voluntarily consent because not doing so would make them look bad in the eyes of future endorsement clients?