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BBC Apologises Over Olympics Anthem Gaffe

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Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy celebrate winning the Men's Team Sprint Final
Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy celebrate winning the Men's Team Sprint Final

The BBC has apologised after sports editor David Bond upset viewers by talking over the National Anthem during a bulletin.

More than 100 people complained about the gaffe which occurred during a report on Team GB's triumph in the men's sprint cycling event.

It took place during an edition of the Ten O'Clock News broadcast on 2 August as Bond delivered a report at the Velodrome in the Olympic park.

The BBC acknowledged its error and said: "We recognise that correspondents should not record pieces to camera during the National Anthem and we apologise for any offence caused."