Thanks to media

First published in Letters

WITH the home nations winning a good selection of medals at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, it’s coupled with a tinge of traditional fury about the English presenters on the BBC coverage and English media concentrating too much on team England.

Thank goodness for local news and media, as, we, in Wales, wouldn’t know how well our athletes did.

A Nutt, Heolddu Rd, Bargoed

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4:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

The nationalist obsessive strikes again. England got more coverage because their athletes were in far more finals. They topped the medal table remember? Regional broadcasting operated as it should. There's no conspiracy to tread on the Welsh. Get over it.
The nationalist obsessive strikes again. England got more coverage because their athletes were in far more finals. They topped the medal table remember? Regional broadcasting operated as it should. There's no conspiracy to tread on the Welsh. Get over it. Stevenboy
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11:51am Fri 8 Aug 14

-trigg- says...

I thought that the British media did a very good job of focussing on all of the British athletes who performed well.

Of course, it may seem that they concentrated mainly on the English ones, but then they did win far more events...
I thought that the British media did a very good job of focussing on all of the British athletes who performed well. Of course, it may seem that they concentrated mainly on the English ones, but then they did win far more events... -trigg-
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11:59am Fri 8 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

I think the issue was via identification. Yes more English competitors won more medals etc, but they WERE clearly identified AS English, not 'British', as welsh and others were, so a clear determination to promote one part of the UK as averse to others. In a previous topic we saw non-english competitors address as British if they won, and by their own ID if they lost, this wasn't an approach they used for the English competitors who got the right identification win or lose. English lost competitions too ! Same we had with Andy Murray who was British when he won Wimbledon, and Scottish when he lost. It's a subtle way of them telling us all who is boss.
I think the issue was via identification. Yes more English competitors won more medals etc, but they WERE clearly identified AS English, not 'British', as welsh and others were, so a clear determination to promote one part of the UK as averse to others. In a previous topic we saw non-english competitors address as British if they won, and by their own ID if they lost, this wasn't an approach they used for the English competitors who got the right identification win or lose. English lost competitions too ! Same we had with Andy Murray who was British when he won Wimbledon, and Scottish when he lost. It's a subtle way of them telling us all who is boss. Mervyn James
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1:08pm Fri 8 Aug 14

throwy1 says...

I think the balance was just about right. I will agree with the Writer usually the Media will describe a sportsperson from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as "Britsh" rather than their own Home country yet a similar person from England will always be described as English. It will be interesting to see how Newport and Cardiff are described during the NATO summit. Will it be Cardiff or Newport in Wales or England?
I think the balance was just about right. I will agree with the Writer usually the Media will describe a sportsperson from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as "Britsh" rather than their own Home country yet a similar person from England will always be described as English. It will be interesting to see how Newport and Cardiff are described during the NATO summit. Will it be Cardiff or Newport in Wales or England? throwy1
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4:04pm Sun 10 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

We need to promote Wales/Cymru in a positive way, whether through sport, music, literature or big events. These help with tourism and companies opening up in Wales which increase the GDP of the country.
We need to promote Wales/Cymru in a positive way, whether through sport, music, literature or big events. These help with tourism and companies opening up in Wales which increase the GDP of the country. pwlldu
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