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Russia Over the Past Month

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Olympics Tickets Distribution Still a Disaster

From the WSJ:  The Ticket Mess Has a New Martyr The London games organizing committee isn’t helping.  A clever nerd devised a non-intrusive way to provide alerts for anyone who wanted to know when tickets to certain events became available. … Continue reading

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Markets That Won’t Clear: Olympic Spectator Seats

From the WSJ:  Games Chief Bristles at Empty-Seats Questions and Olympic Ticket Trouble Leaves an Empty Feeling Some possible reasons: Tickets were offered to Britons in “a complicated multistage lottery” that generated “a torrent of complaints when many people complained about being … Continue reading

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The Olympics Uses Pre-Recorded Rowing Sound Effects

From Slate: The Olympics Uses Pre-Recorded Rowing Sound Effects? We Need To Get the Police Academy Guy to London! When an athlete or course can’t be sufficiently miked, Baxter will use pre-recorded sound effects that correspond with the sounds that you’re … Continue reading

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