I suppose we're all accustomed to Olympic coverage being broadcast on tape delay when the Games are staged half way around the world as they were in Sydney last year. Next February, the Winter Games will be staged right here in Salt Lake City. NBC has announced they will provide live coverage in prime time in the Eastern, Central, and Mountain time zones, but will broadcast on a two and a half hour tape delay here in the Pacific time zone. I, for one, am appalled that we won't get live coverage of the Olympics when they are being staged a few hundred miles away. My view is that sporting events are best viewed as they happen and they should be televised that way whenever feasible. I hope NBC will reconsider this boneheaded decision thus accomodating real sports fans ahead of some (potentially) misguided assumption about how to maximize viewership. Rob ------------------ "That suits me down to the ground."