* ChannelHop: The Olympic Games have, in many countries, rarely done so, either because of tradition, long-term contracts with the IOC, or being the only broadcaster in a region with the resources needed to broadcast them.
** The first televised Olympics in the U.S. hopped between ABC, CBs, and NBC for a while. By the 1990's, CBS had just the Winter Olympics, while NBC had the Summer Olympics. Beginning in 2000, and to this day, NBC has been the exclusive U.S. broadcaster of every Olympics.
** Creator/{{CBC}} lost the 2010 and 2012 Olympics to a consortium backed by [=CTVglobemedia=] (later Bell Media) and Rogers Media, only to gain them back in 2014 (and reaching a sub-licensing deal with the two companies to air coverage on Sportsnet and TSN)
** Historically, Seven Network had been ''the'' Olympic broadcaster in Australia, but Nine Network and Foxtel nabbed the 2010 and 2012 Games under a deal that was ultimately a financial disaster. So much so, that the IOC had issues selling rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, and ultimately had to sell just the 2014 Winter Olympics to Network Ten. Seven has since re-gained them through 2020.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: ''Somehow'', a Polish newspaper stuck Pedobear [[http://i.imgur.com/4oadu.jpg in with the rest of the Vancouver mascots]]. It was apparently an internet meme, and the newspaper nabbed a Photoshopped image without knowing better.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/StevenSpielberg dropped out of the creative team for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Games in protest of China's inaction in the Darfur Civil War. What the ceremony would have looked like in Spielberg's hands is anyone's guess.
** For the 2012 Summer Olympics, various parts of Danny Boyle's opening ceremony were left out due to time restraints from public transportation: stunt bikes [[http://theolympictorch.com/latest/174-danny-boyles-london-2012-opening-extravaganza-to-be-shortened were to be involved]] and a ''Series/DoctorWho'' segment (or at least, music) [[http://www.hypable.com/2012/07/28/doctor-who-cut-from-olympic-opening-to-save-time/ was cut]].
*** Imagine UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen making her [[WhatCouldHaveBeen entrance to the stadium]] via [=TARDIS=]