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    Ticket touts disgrace: Row upon row of empty seats... as tickets sent to foreign VIPs go on the black market

    Large areas of empty seats seen in stadia for the second day running

    London 2012 chairman Lord Coe reveals students and teachers are also being called in at the last minute

    Every tout arrested had tickets sent to foreign VIPS

    Organisers Locog have begun an investigation into the ticketing fiasco

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    Parents and friends of Swedish and Singaporean swimmers as well as a host of other countries have been refused access into the aquatics centre over the past two nights, missing seeing their loved ones compete, while other parents have had hours of angst trying to sort tickets at the last minute.

    Adding to their woes were the pictures of empty seats in prime positions.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... ckets.html

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    I've seen this post before, but where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _daynz View Post
    I've seen this post before, but where?
    The BBS Hall of Fame?

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    BS hall of fame maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by _daynz View Post
    I've seen this post before, but where?
    Yeah, old news for sure, ...

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    The BBS Hall of Fame?
    A lot of famous people there, ....
    Why are you hiding behind a username?

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    The locks at London's Olympic football final venue Wembley Stadium have had to be changed, after police responsible for security at the world-famous sports arena lost their keys.

    http://articles.cnn.com/2012-07-30/w...ice-keys-locks

    I guess Romney was right in questioning how prepared the Brits were, security-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    I guess Romney was right in questioning how prepared the Brits were, security-wise.
    He did take quite a beating in the British press. Why I'm not sure.
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    An appearance by the hapless comic character Mr. Bean was one of the highlights of the London Olympics opening ceremony. Yet a series of Keystone Cops moments has games organizers hoping they don't keep up this slapstick routine in real life.

    Security arrangements were thrown into chaos weeks before the opening ceremony when private security contractor G4S acknowledged it would not be able to provide all the guards it had promised. Thousands of soldiers, sailors and air force personnel — some just back from Afghanistan — had to be drafted in to plug the Olympic security gaps.

    Then last week, as the Olympic soccer competition kicked off, organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen while introducing the North Korean women's team. There could hardly have been a worse mix-up — the two countries are still technically at war.

    Then Welsh footballer Joe Allen was listed as English in the British team's official program, prompting a wave of mocking commentary across Twitter.

    Ellis Cashmore, professor of culture, media and sport at Staffordshire University, said the sheer number of Olympic errors has had a numbing effect.

    "It's almost as if we've become anesthetized to them," he said. "It's almost as if we're expecting another gaffe.

    The farcical moments started more than a year before the games, when the official Olympic countdown clock was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square — and promptly broke down.

    On Friday, during a mass celebratory bell-ringing to mark the start of the games, Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt's bell went flying off its handle and narrowly avoided a bystander. No one was hurt, but the incident, captured by a TV camera, drew comparisons to Mr. Bean, the accident-prone Englishman created by comedian Rowan Atkinson.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...0ae8de755d6b83

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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    He did take quite a beating in the British press. Why I'm not sure.
    Privately, many security experts agreed with him.

    I can understand the Brits not being too happy with him saying what he said. But the fact is, if it's true, don't shoot the messenger, do something to rectify the problems.

    Luckily, most of the gaffes have been somewhat comedic in nature. But, there's always the chance something ugly could occur.

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    Olympic judges and referees came under fire on Wednesday with one fighter accusing them of "a fix", another successfully appealing a loss and even boxing great Lennox Lewis questioning some of their calls.

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/wnbc/news...ix-claims.html

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    it happens in every city that hosts the olympics......critics finding fault wherever they can. It seems to come with the territory. This is a huge venue to host and I don't recall a city that hosted the games without a hitch...... I can read these stories in the paper or hear about them on the news.....nothing new here.
    Last edited by ssmarie; 08-02-2012 at 12:37 PM.

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    At least there hasn't been a bombing yet, ... something Atlanta can't say didn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Handyman View Post
    something Atlanta can't say didn't happen.
    That's a double-negative. So what you're saying is there was no bombing in Atlanta.

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    Updating the medal count, the USA leads in overall medals, and is tied with China for Golds. Canada, meanwhile has 7 medals, good for 27th.

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    Update, as the Chinese had a great day, pulling ahead in the total medal count and Gold count

    China: 20 Golds / 42 overall (1st)

    USA: 18 Golds / 37 overall (2nd)

    Canada: 0 Golds / 7 overall (27th)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    That's a double-negative. So what you're saying is there was no bombing in Atlanta.
    Think.

    then post.
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    Think.

    then post.
    Is that working for you yet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    Update, as the Chinese had a great day, pulling ahead in the total medal count and Gold count

    China: 20 Golds / 42 overall (1st)

    USA: 18 Golds / 37 overall (2nd)
    and continue to be beaten by... communists???

    say it isn't so!

    how un-american!!!!
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