Athletics only has side on in stadium. In marathon, cross-country, fell-running and combination sports that end with a run (modern pentathlon, triathlon, duathlon) the finish is almost invariably head on. A lot of motorsport on road courses and street circuits is head on for the finish, only oval track racing where the whole course can be picked up from one vantage point are they side on (so similar to athletics in that regard). Snowsports invariably do head-on for the finish, whether that be endurance-based like cross-country, NoCo and biathlon, or speed-based like alpine, ski cross or snowboard cross. Sliding sports have a head-on finish at most venues. The only wintersport 'race' discipline that is invariably side-on is speed-skating. And when you come to think of it, track cycling has a side on camera, no?Running has side on, Motor sport has a diagonal, swimming side but higher: what other sport does head on?
Today was worse. Horrible TV production.Wow, today was bad. There is a delay of a couple of seconds on heli and moto shots compared to the set cameras on the finishing straight. That has always been the case but apparently not anything the producers ever manage to realise. And today they cut between front and heli shots several times during the sprint which made it basically impossible to watch in real time. I suppose it was because of the bend in the road but it just doesn't work at all.