Best & Worst of the Olympics
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NBC's unapologetic tabloid angle in a profile of French swimmer Laure Manaudou was a new low.( Ezra Shaw / Getty Images )
WORST: NBC's unapologetic tabloid angle in a profile of French swimmer Laure Manaudou was a new low.
Even as NBC acknowledged that Manaudou was unlikely to rank in the 400 IM, the network still proceeded to detail the swimmer's romantic life, mentioning leaked nude photos and videos that her Italian Olympic team ex-boyfriend posted on the Internet after breaking up with Manaudou.
As if that wasn't humiliating enough for an Olympian bound to lose the race in question, NBC played up the fact that Manudou was competing against her ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend, Italy's Federica Pellegrini, who later went on to break a world record.