NBC aired tonight the final for the women's Super-G skiing competition at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Well, they aired some of it.
Anna Veith, a 28-year-old skier from Austria, appeared to be in line for a gold medal with her time down the course. NBC basically anointed her as the winner, cutting away from the event with her in the lead.
The network cut away from the rest of the competition, acting as if Veith had locked it up. One problem: she hadn't.
Ester Ledecka, a skier and snowboarder from Czech Republic, shocked the field. She beat Veith's time by .01 seconds.
Sports Illustrated media analyst Richard Deitsch weighed in on NBC's coverage. He called it a "brutal" mistake.
The skiing community certainly isn't happy. There's no way around it - NBC messed up.