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NBC slammed for not airing medal ceremony of first African-American female to win gold in swimming

This story has been updated. Simone Manuel made history at the Olympics on Thursday as the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event. But NBC skipped her emotional medal ceremony and instead aired seven-hour-old footage of Russian gymnasts performing, sparking outrage on Twitter. Here’s @Simone_Manuel‘s Medal Ceremony, Since NBC Didn’t Air It https://t.co/XGQa4l3fdQ … Continue reading “NBC slammed for not airing medal ceremony of first African-American female to win gold in swimming”

This story has been updated.

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Simone Manuel made history at the Olympics on Thursday as the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event. But NBC skipped her emotional medal ceremony and instead aired seven-hour-old footage of Russian gymnasts performing, sparking outrage on Twitter.

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UPDATE: At midnight EST, NBC finally aired the medal ceremony, in which Manuel and Canadian Penny Oleksiak both won gold after swimming an identical Olympic-record 52.70 in the 100m freestyle.

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