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The Olympics without the fluff

Watching an American telecast of the Olympic games has become a chore in recent years due to incessant, overwrought "personal interest" stories. These clips seem straight from the soap opera department, and detract from the sport and the occasion. If that stuff bugs you too, return here in a month's time for the links to what promises to be extensive broadband coverage from NBC and the BBC. For a preview, check out the men's 100m final at the US trials here. It won't match TV, but sometimes less is more.

Unfortunately, exclusive arrangements by country have been made, and the two sites will apparently block access from outside their own country. Does anyone know a way around that constraint? Via Wired News.