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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CBC announcer Elliotte Friedman says Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in massive screwup

Michael Phelps gold

CBC announcer Elliotte Friedman committed a broadcaster’s worst nightmare when he completely botched his call of the men’s 200m individual medley on Thursday at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

Friedman confused Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte because the two were next to each other in their lanes in the pool, and he ended up saying that Lochte was upsetting Phelps and had won the race:

It was actually Phelps who dusted the competition while Lochte faded and didn’t even medal.

Friedman had nothing left to do but issue this apology:

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