Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Winter Olympics ‘Look Like GOP Convention’

February 13, 2018 | 4:48 PM EST

On the eve of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin Italy, Bryant Gumbel couldn’t resist taking a racial shot at the Republican Party in a commentary at the end of his February 7, 2006 Real Sports magazine show on HBO as he condescendingly suggested viewers “try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.”