BBC apologizes to viewers for athlete swearing

The BBC apologized today for an athlete swearing in a post-match interview.

Bryony Shaw won a bronze medal in the windsurfing today and said, “I am so f***ing happy.”

“It was such a hard race and I had such a hard week. It’s the best thing in the world.

“I love my mum and dad so much, they are so supportive. And my boyfriend Greg. My coach Tom is such a legend. I am so f***ing happy.

“I just wanted to sail as fast as I could. Well done to the Chinese and Italian girls, they have raced so well this week. I am so happy to be among the medals. It’s unreal, I am just so happy.”

A spokesman for the BBC said: “We apologise for any offense caused earlier today when Bryony Shaw swore live on air having just won an Olympic bronze medal in the windsurfing event.

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Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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Pete Smith - August 23, 2008 @ 8:58 am

I saw the original broadcast. The girl was overcome with emotion and joy and she said the (horror of horrors) f word.

SHE WON AN OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR HERSELF AND FOR OUR COUNTRY.

You wish to vilify her for using an expleteive when the reporter barged in and shoved a mic in her face 2 minutes after four years of training had just paid off. Yes, well fu2. Be proud that the girl did so well for her team and blame the idiot reporter.

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