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Heavy Medal Archive: Organizing Committee

Tickets Sold to See Empty Venues in Beijing

From Bloomberg: Beijing residents are lining up for a taste of the Olympics again, this time paying as much as 50 yuan ($7.30) for a peek inside empty sports venues. The Beijing government is allowing 250,000 visitors a day into...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 26, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Market Unrest Hurting London's 2012 Efforts

From the Associated Press: LONDON (AP) -- Global financial turmoil is hindering efforts by London 2012 organizers to raise money for key Olympic construction projects. That could lead to greater public financing of the Olympic Village and broadcast and press...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 25, 2008; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U.S. Team to Top 2004 Medal Performance

With slightly more than two days of Olympic competition to go, the United States is assured of surpassing its total medal total at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, team officials said Friday. By midway through the night's competition, the...

By Amy Shipley  |  August 22, 2008; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No-Shows at Olympic Venues

Olympic organizers are perplexed: Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps won his third gold medal in an arena with at least 500 no-shows; the U.S. Olympic softball team played in a stadium only about 30 percent full; and 10 of 18...

By Amy Shipley  |  August 12, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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