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Jenny Jones' Olympic Win: BBC Apologizes After Commentators Cheer When Snowboarder's Rival Fell

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Jenny Jones may have taken home a bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but the BBC commentary leading up to her big win was anything but medal-worthy.

Such was the feeling of more than 300 viewers, who apparently complained about the coverage during the slopestyle finals on Sunday.

It seems many folks at home watching didn't particularly care for the way commentators Ed Leigh, Tim Warwood and Jones' fellow British snowboarder Aimee Fuller (who had been knocked out of the event in the earlier stages) erupted into whoops and cheers when a competitor fell and secured the bronze medal for Jones, U.K.'s The Guardian reports.

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Jones became Britain's first-ever Olympic medalist in a snow event.

In the wake of the complaints, the BBC subsequently issued an apology.

"This was a truly historic occasion for Team GB and the commentary team were understandably very excited," the BBC said in a statement. "However, we acknowledge that on occasion this excitement got the better of them and this is something that we will work on for future events."

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