Olympic choreographer upset bombings tribute not seen in US

July 29, 2012 05:33

LOS ANGELES - A choreographer for the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games said on Saturday he was upset that his musical tribute to the victims of the 2005 London bus and train bombings had not been televised in the United States.

In a controversial decision, NBC cut Londoner Akram Khan's segment from the network's opening ceremony coverage, airing instead a brief interview with Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

"I feel disheartened and disappointed," Khan, who is of Bangladeshi descent, said in an online video of a press conference held in London on Saturday.

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