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Sports Broadcasts: From Broadcasting To The Present Day

Television has helped make football the most spectacular event in the world of sports. And he, in turn, helped television gain incredible ratings.

Anyone who has a TV or at least the Internet probably knows what football is. Sports and TV broadcasting are inseparable things in the modern world. However, such collaboration did not arise immediately and not yesterday, the formation took place gradually, besides, people were fond of football long before the advent of television.

Broadcasting and early commentators

Live broadcasts of football competitions were first 스포츠중계 on the radio. The commentators certainly played a vital role in this event. They had to carry out not so much the analytics of everything that happens on the field, but rather describe every movement of the player on the field.

The first radio broadcast of football in history happened in early October 1926, and not in England, which would be logical (in the country where the game originated), but in Budapest. The local club MTK hosted guests from Prague – “Slavia” at its stadium.

Who stood at the origins of commentary activity in the USSR?

In the Soviet Union, absolutely everyone knew the first sports commentator, of course, not in person. And it was not even the famous Nikolai Ozerov as one might immediately think. He, by the way, began to “interact” with the microphone in the 50s and only 10 years later appeared on television. Ozerov was trusted to host serious events on a global scale – not only championships, but also the Olympic Games. In addition to football, he commented on hockey, which was popular in the USSR.

Beloved Vadim Sinyavsky stood at the origins of commentary activity in our country. In 1929, for the first time, he made a radio report of a football match between the national teams of Russia and Ukraine. The young specialist at that time was only 22 years old. After 6 years, Sinyavsky commented live on the match from abroad and then the players of the Soviet Union met with a team from Turkey.

During the Second World War, Sinyavsky’s voice was as recognizable as the voice of Yuri Levitan. The commentator fought on the front line, was a participant in the fiercest battles (on the Kursk Bulge, in Sevastopol and Stalingrad). Almost under the whistle of bullets, he continued to report. His voice was heard by the fans when in August 1944 there was a duel between Zenit and CDKA (CSKA) (in wartime, the spirit of patriotism was raised through sports).

In one of the battles, Vadim lost an eye, but did not leave his job. In 1941, when Moscow was besieged by the enemy, Sinyavsky commented on the military parade. And 4 years later, after the Great Victory, thanks to him, the jubilant people learned what was happening on the main square of the country.

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