London 2012, Interview with the Jamaican Men’s 200m Final winners, 9 August 2012


We’ve received complaints from viewers who were unhappy that an interview with the Jamaican Men’s 200m winners was conducted during the Kenyan national anthem.

BBC Response

The medal ceremony for the Men’s 800m Final was shown live on BBC One and the playing of the Kenyan National anthem was transmitted in full.

We started pre-recording an interview with the winning Jamaican 200m athletes before the Kenyan national anthem had begun.  This was our only opportunity to interview the athletes and they were happy to be interviewed at this point. The pre-recorded interview was then shown shortly after we had transmitted the 800m winners’ medal ceremony live.

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