The Olympic Games are barely half-way over, with another week of competitions to watch. However, it looks like one cameraperson is already bored and finding some new things to keep their attention.
During a woman's field hockey game, the feed cut for a few seconds of a cockroach crawling across a beam.
It was truly bizarre.
The incident came during the field hockey match between Spain and Argentina. Sports channel TyC in the latter country is responsible for the footage.
Argentina was up 1-0 and five minutes left in the quarter. The feed was showing a replay when it cut back to the field, only for viewers to be greeted by a cockroach making his way along.
Commenters online were a little confused.
I'm losing my mind over the roach at the Olympics.— You already know who I am (@You already know who I am) 1627774597.0
They was really filmin a roach at the olympics G 😭😭 https://t.co/0p1agLb5tv— Crimson Fatalis (@Crimson Fatalis) 1627439738.0
Me, pretending to be a roach 🪳 so I can see Gaga at the Olympics https://t.co/VRNDmVNImk— LJ Lee (@LJ Lee) 1627448607.0
No action was missed while the feed cut to the insect, as the feed was just showing a replay. It didn't affect Argentina who went on to win the match 3-0.
However, online the opinion of the cockroach soon moved higher than the Olympic games itself.
Many called for the roach to be its own Olympic star.
Roach Olympics?!?! https://t.co/Pm29Grcfl4— ❥ Matt 'call me lethargy.' Jerkhole 🪳 (@❥ Matt 'call me lethargy.' Jerkhole 🪳) 1627822771.0
Beautiful form on that roach, I'm not sure how they can be topped. This is easily the hardest competition I've eve… https://t.co/q3y635prAF— ⛧Bae-Phomet⛧ 🔛 Art Fight (@⛧Bae-Phomet⛧ 🔛 Art Fight) 1627443866.0
every olympic game needs to have a roach cam from now on https://t.co/DwzvPcKFwx— Paradox™ (2 WEEKS 🎂) (@Paradox™ (2 WEEKS 🎂)) 1627424739.0
@Olympics Definitely has to be the roach https://t.co/9et3uV240g— Talana ☂︎ (@Talana ☂︎) 1627699514.0
Now this is something I'd be interested in That roach has its own Olympics going on https://t.co/6vIzVOJ3nS— SinscoShopToday ⛓🪚 (@SinscoShopToday ⛓🪚) 1627578952.0
We salute you, Olympics cockroach. https://t.co/4NUcGPnBtT— Dr. Ryan Gott 🏳️🌈🐞🌱 (@Dr. Ryan Gott 🏳️🌈🐞🌱) 1627858153.0
Overwhelmed by the global attention, support, and love. Translated "Representing arthropods for the first time in… https://t.co/g8CIR0BETV— Olympic Cockroach (@Olympic Cockroach) 1627626575.0
No word yet on how the roach placed in competition.