Monday, September 7, 2009

Fictional Law & Order Episode Upsets Rio 2016 Bid Team

If you're a fan of the popular show Law & Order, it would come as no surprise to see a fictional episode of the show 'ripped from the headlines'. If you're also a fan of the 2016 Olympic coverage, then you'll get a chuckle out of this article on MSN:
The bid team for Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games reacted angrily on Monday following an airing last Friday in Brazil of an episode of the hit fictional American television series 'Law & Order - Criminal Intent'.

They were furious because the episode made by NBC - who are the American TV rightsholders to the Games and provide 25percent of revenues - depicts the villain of the piece as a man whose security firm would land a huge contract with Rio de Janeiro should they win this fictional bid.

We realize Olympic bids are a high stakes game, but it's still funny that the article alludes to an NBC conspiracy theory to destroy Rio's bid....

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