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Sports presenter: 'time for women's naked relay'

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10:28 CET+01:00
A Swedish family of biathlon-enthusiasts from Motala in central Sweden, were shocked when tuning in to their TV4 premium service coverage of a recent biathlon competition in Hochfilzen, Austria, after the Swedish broadcaster welcomed them to quite a different sporting event than the one they had planned to see.

”They didn't seem aware that they we're on air. Suddenly the reporter says 'Hi and welcome to the women's naked relay',” said Johanna Engström to daily Aftonbladet.

The TV4 Premium is a pay service, were subscribers don't have to have their viewing experience interrupted by commercials. Instead, they get 15 minutes extra live coverage of the event. On Sunday, however, something went wrong.

According to Engström, the reporters didn't seem at all aware that they were live.

Instead they were doing sound checks and preparing to go on and generally goofing around.

”It is obviously not family friendly to watch the biathlon any longer,” said the disappointed Engström, who thinks that presenters ought to think about what they are saying.

However, according to the editor, Fredrik Olofson, he did not hear any such comment uttered by the presenters. In an email to Aftonbladet he said that things can often get a bit rowdy before a show airs.

“But if the reporter said something like that while we were rehearsing I will naturally remind him that we shouldn't be silly in rehearsal,” said Olofson to the paper.

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