Swimming is not my area of expertise, but it sounds like Dana Vollmer is pretty good at her job. She won gold in the 100M Butterfly final and she happened to set a world record at the same time. Vollmer swam a 55.98 and she became the first woman to break 56 seconds.
It is awesome that Dana Vollmer won gold and a WR but it would be even better if the 2012 Summer Olympics cared to show more than half of the events live. Trying to stream everything online is not fun. In fact, it is almost impossible to find something that works correctly.
I bet people will tune into watch the replay of Vollmer setting a world record, because its a world record. You really do not need much more of a reason but people would have enjoyed watching it live. We live in an era with Twitter and social media, which breaks news before a lot of other things. Online streaming is nice yet it is slow. Twitter is breaking everything before it airs.
Hopefully the 2016 Olympics can avoid this problem. Online streaming is fine, but show everything live if it is at all possible. People will always want to watch stuff live when they can. You can actually show stuff live and then replay it later at night. People will still watch and they will still enjoy the Olympics.
Congrats to Dana Vollmer on her world record. Now if we could have seen it, it would have been even better.