Fiasco: State broadcaster misses live feed of Petrounias’ qualification performance.
With a fantastic performance in the qualifying round of the Tokyo Olympics, the Lord of the Rings Lefteris Petrounias collected the highest score of all participants, 15,333,, leaving behind the Chinese, Lu Yang with 15,300 points.
Too bad that Greeks sitting in front of their TVs did not have the opportunity to watch Live the excellent performance. State broadcaster ERT had switched over to canoe kayak.
A sh*tstorm broke out on social media with ERT blaming the Japanese live streaming for missing one of the country’s top athletes Petrounias.
In a statement the state broadcaster said “ERT does not have the slightest responsibility for directing the Olympic Games. It transmits the sources and images chosen by the Japanese live streaming directors. A protest move to Tokyo was made immediately and the video of our champion will be broadcast on tape as soon as it is sent to ERT.”