In the old days, getting the latest news about your favourite sports team would typically involve waiting a day before the newspaper reaches your doorstep. Those without the ability of getting their hands on such major papers would instead have to rely on T.V news programmes.
It will be a bit of a hassle for people who live in the same state that it originated from the sports event, such as the USA following their NFL franchise. However, for fans who live in other countries outside the United States, probably means having to wait days, weeks or even months for such news should be made to them on the airwaves.
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The reason for this double. One is the obvious difficulty reporter providing fast and instant report back to headquarters where the report will be distributed centrally. There were also printing deadlines that must be waited on each day before everything could be made available to the public.
If sporting events are based overseas, local journalists also had to battle long distances, time zones and other factors such as weather conditions before the spoon or the latest results available. All these combined together to make both challenging but equally profitable venture for sports reporters.