Rio organizers just can't spell Swiss tennis player Timea Bacsinszky's name right. Second time they dropped the Z. pic.twitter.com/PMRPYB1J2D
— Rachel Cohen (@RachelCohenAP) August 14, 2016
Even an Olympic silver medal can't buy Timea Bacsinszky a Z. For the second time since arriving in Rio de Janeiro, the Swiss tennis player attended a news conference where the placard placed in front of her had her last name spelled wrong.
It happened when the Swiss team met with the media before the start of the games, and apparently nobody fixed the error in the week-and-a-half since. When Bacsinszky and teammate Martina Hingis were interviewed after losing the gold medal match Sunday, that pesky Z was missing again.
As the two sat down at the dais and an official apologized for the mistake, Bacsinszky seemed both amused and annoyed.
"It's not my fault it's so complicated," she said. "It's the second time. You can just copy it."