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08-11-2012, 08:29 PM
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Could have done with less whining from the North Americans.

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I was four years ago in Beijing and I wasn't exactly happy despite the claims of greatness I kept to hear everywhere (mainly because it's still a dictature?).

This time I spent only 9 days and had way less tickets but I can definitely say that London did a SUPERB job in these games: very good transports, clear indications, nice venues, excellent job by the volounteers, crowds cheering for every single athlete in a true Olympics spirit.

Only flaw: ticketing system and prices. No wonder there were a lot of empty seats even in major events. Still, even Beijing had problems with empty seats...

Way to go UK, congrats to the British fellas in here, you did a fantastic job and this edition of the Olympics was with few doubts the best ever.

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Great games, London and Gb can be proud!

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Could have done with less whining from the North Americans.
Bazinga!

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The Reffing wasn't controversial. And two instances isn't a lot.
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Is the Paralympics getting much coverage abroad?

They have really been well received here, with most events sold out. The coverage on Channel 4 here isn’t quite what the BBC were offering for the Olympics, but it is still pretty comprehensive.

I am just wondering how much attention these are getting elsewhere?

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Is the Paralympics getting much coverage abroad?

They have really been well received here, with most events sold out. The coverage on Channel 4 here isn’t quite what the BBC were offering for the Olympics, but it is still pretty comprehensive.

I am just wondering how much attention these are getting elsewhere?
I didn't watch any events personally, but I think there's been some tv coverage of the sports that Finland succeeds in. Leo-Pekka Tähti is a pretty well known athlete here. All the Finnish medalists are obviously mentioned in sports news. I was in Germany & Sweden last week and their medalists were also reported on the news. I've also heard that the attendance was very good.

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Other than a few news reports, I have seen no coverage here in the US.

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