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08.10.12 Bucky Turco

When the 2012 Olympics were first kicking off, we noticed that NBC mixed up Austria with Australia, but apparently that wasn’t the only geographical gaffe. Check out the network’s profile page for Canada, which all of a sudden is located in the Caribbean according to their description. […]

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ANIMAL

If you won the gold medal in, say, racewalking, how would you expect your country would reward you when you stepped down from the podium? Maybe a couple hundred thousand dollars? Maybe a gold brick? Maybe your seat is upgraded to first class on your flight home? ANIMAL has made this handy infographic to let […]

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08.09.12 Bucky Turco

One of the most under-watched Olympic events in America — by no fault of NBC — is track cycling. In addition to the NASCAR-like crash appeal and the element of danger lurking around every corner, the sheer velocity these fixed gear bikes attain always makes for quite the exciting spectacle even if you don’t know […]

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08.06.12 Bucky Turco

One unexpected positive outcome of an American judo fighter’s expulsion from the Olympics after testing positive for THC is a debate about how cannabis use should be treated at the international gathering of healthy bodies. As Reuters rightfully reports, different countries have different laws and since everyone is pretty much in agreement that weed is […]

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Ed Daly

The tension was palpable in the pop-up Olympic arena at the Horse Guards Parade, in the shadow of Big Ben. As spectators slowly filed past security guards to their seats, a common concern lingered in the air: will the athletes be wearing bikinis?  For the first time since Women’s Beach Volleyball became an Olympic sport […]

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07.31.12 Bucky Turco

If you’re looking for a simple and easy way to keep track of who’s winning what during the Olympics without all the clutter and irrelevant fluff, check out what ANIMAL spawned: www.medalcount.com. As the name suggests, it allows users to track the medal count of several countries in real time during the Games and even […]

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07.29.12 Bucky Turco

As it is, Americans are notorious for being bad at geography and NBC isn’t helping any with their 2012 Olympic profile page for Australia. According to the juggernaut, Australia is “located in central Europe, bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Respublic, to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south by […]

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07.27.12 David Lumb

Hard to believe that our great city threw considerable weight behind a bid for this year’s Olympics when the International Olympics Committee was accepting pitches back in 2005. Though NYC was eliminated in the first three rounds of serious voting, its campaign would’ve offered stadiums, an aquatic structure in Williamsburg, a velodrome in the Bronx. […]

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07.23.12 Marina Galperina

While the British authorities fiercely are cracking down on dangerous, dangerous street art to clean up for the Olympics, there’s some creative and cheeky retaliation going on. Thirty-five billboards across Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London have been hacked and subverted into art, via the “Brandalism” campaign. The reclaimed, hijacked billboards feature the artist including […]

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Bucky Turco

The totalitarian experiment that is the 2012 Olympic Games is getting ready to begin and of course the host country’s most well known street artist was going to comment on it. As confirmed on his own website, Banksy put up two new pieces — presumably in London — criticizing the hyper-militarized (and commercialized) sporting event […]

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