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Questions tagged [olympics]

International sporting competition taking place every four years, with Summer and Winter games being out of phase by two years.

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Reschedule a student group visit to Fujioka to avoid the Tokyo Olympics?

My sister-in-law is involved with a group that does a biannual student exchange event between prairie Canada and the Fujioka area of Japan. In odd years, Fujioka students come to Saskatchewan; in even ...
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Do flight costs to a city hosting the Olympics generally increase around the event?

Do flight costs to/from the host nation of an Olympics generally increase around the time of the event, compared to normal seasonal changes? Is there any information available as to how much these ...
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Is there any public place to watch the Olympic games in Singapore? [closed]

I just arrived at Singapore, but it's a country where people seemingly don't care much about the Olympics. However, I want to watch the games in public places. In Tokyo, you can watch the games at ...
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Cheapest ATM strategy in Brazil

I need to withdraw lots of Brazil Real in Rio de Janeiro from my USA bank account. What bank has the cheapest ATM (or I could even go to a teller) for me? Suppose I need 10,000 Real and my bank ...
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Long layover in London, time to visit Olympics?

I have a ~10 hour layover in LHR on July 26th (the day prior to the opening ceremonies of 2012 Olympics). I'm flying British Airways from JNB-LHR-MAD. What's the most reliable (and hopefully ...
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Are there detailed street-by-street maps of the 2012 Olympics torch relay?

The official map is plain horrible to use, and although they do have the exact route for all days except the last two (which are yet to be revealed), there's no way to get a proper list of streets or ...
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Last minute event tickets for London 2012 Olympic Games

I know that tickets go on advance sale across the world in countries participating in the Olympics, each with their own quota. But this is for advance bookings. If one doesn't have firm plans and ...
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If I want to see the Olympic Torch in 2012, what route is it taking in the UK?

The claim is that 95 per cent of the UK population will come within ten miles of the torch during its 8,000-mile journey between May 19 and July 27. Is there a map of the route of the general UK ...
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Is there any museum in Europe about Olympics?

I'm looking for a museum in Europe that shows the history of modern Olympics. I would prefer a museum in Central Europe, but other parts in Europe are also okay.
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Where can I see the Olympic Flame?

Before Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is brought to the host city by a torch relay. Then, during the Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is burning in the Olympic Cauldron located in or close to the ...