Nationalism in the United States and Canadian primetime broadcast coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics

  title={Nationalism in the United States and Canadian primetime broadcast coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics},
  author={James R. Angelini and Paul J. MacArthur and Lauren Reichart Smith and Andrew C. Billings},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  pages={779 - 800}
The CBC’s and NBC’s primetime broadcasts of the 2014 Winter Olympics were analyzed to determine differences between the media treatment of home nation and foreign athletes. The CBC results showed that Canadian athletes represented 48.5% of total athlete mentions and constituted all of the top 20 most-mentioned athletes. NBC results showed that American athletes represented 43.9% of their total mentions and 65% of the top 20 most-mentioned athletes. The CBC was more likely to attribute Canadian… Expand

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