Olympic cameraman stopped filming field hockey to focus on a cockroach in the game's final minutes, baffling fans

Olympic cameraman stopped filming field hockey to focus on a cockroach in the game's final minutes, baffling fans
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A cockroach is shown during an 2020 Tokyo Olympic broadcast
The cockroach is shown during an 2020 Tokyo Olympic broadcast NBC
  • An Olympic broadcast featured an unexpected guest: a cockroach.

  • The broadcast focused on the bug crawling on a ledge during an Olympic preliminary field hockey game.

  • The unusual decision confused fans.

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Viewers watching a preliminary round women's field hockey match at the Tokyo Olympics got an unusual shock this week when the broadcast chose to focus on a cockroach in the stadium during the final moments of the game.

The strange choice of camerawork came in the dying minutes of a pool Olympic women's field hockey match between Argentina and Spain on Monday.

With just over 5 minutes left in the game and Argentina holding a 1-0 lead, the camera cut to the creepy crawler scuttling across a ledge at the event. The roach's starring role can still be seen on NBC's recap of the event.

The decision left many fans on social media confused.

The Argentinan women's team would go on to win the match 3-0.

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