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The BBC Uses A Shopping Trolley To Help With Their Olympics Coverage And It's Splendid

America, this is how you present the Olympics.

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Whenever Clare Balding goes to air the trolley is nearby. Here's what it looks like behind the scenes.

Did a bit of celeb spotting earlier today. @clarebalding doing sterling work in the rain #RIOSpeedwagon

You might be wondering: Why is it there? What is the logic in this?

Well, in a video uploaded by BBC Sport, we were treated to a tour of the trolley. The trolley includes "a drinks cabinet", which according to Balding is for "water".


And finally, there's a holder for snacks.

BBC / Via Twitter: @BBCSport

I'm confused because some of the orange peel goes back into the bin with the oranges in. This seems to be a bit of an organisational mess. 3/10.

You've got to admire that while some broadcasters spend a lot of money on making their Olympic coverage look as sexy as possible, the BBC decides to use a shopping trolley and doesn't seem to care that we see it all the time.

And why a TV screen on the trolley? Well the trolley was used in the 2014 Sochi Games and Balding explained at the time that "because we've got a TV screen it means people coming by and come and watch the action, have a bit of a chat."

But it will never not look weird.

Miserable weather here in Rio. The trolley is taking shelter under a bridge #RIOSpeedwagon


BuzzFeed asked the BBC whether the trolley is nicked from an Asda or something and will update when we hear back.

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