NBC should probably stop using underwater cameras for the women's water polo matches. During the women's match between the United States and Spain, one player was shown pulling down another's swimsuit on live television. While NBC usually uses a time-shifted broadcast of the Olympic sports, they accidentally aired the " wardrobe malfunction " live which resulted in bare breasts and nipple exposed. However, this wasn't the first time this has happened. This kind of thing is commonplace in water polo, as it is a tough and physical sport. Underhanded tricks such as grabbing, punching, and pretty much everything except biting are legal.
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Water Polo Wardrobe Malfunction: NBC Airs Bare Breast On Live Television
Some things are left better off under the water—like all the stuff that goes on below the surface of a water polo match. NBC found this out on Wednesday, as Yahoo! And there it was, for all the world to see, or at least everyone watching the U. There are a couple of shocking aspects to this. The first is that NBC was actually showing something live. In an Olympics where it feels like 95 percent of the coverage is tape delayed, NBC executives have to be swearing at the heavens when one of the few things they show live happens to result in them breaking what I assume is a whole chapter of FCC rules. The second shocking thing is that this hasn't happened yet.
NBC Botches Coverage by Airing Olympic Women's Water Polo Wardrobe Malfunction
As NBC cameras aired the scene live during the network's afternoon telecast on Wednesday, an American water polo player grabbed the bathing suit of a Spanish opponent, accidentally pulling it down far enough to reveal her nipple. It was a quick shot and could have been missed by people other than eagle-eyed observers or Janet Jackson fans. There was a ripple over the nipple on Twitter, a sort of "did I just see what I thought I saw? As recently as Athens in , you could have seen this and been left to wonder by yourself. Now you can go on Twitter and post, "I think I just saw a nipple!