Nadal Endures the (Non-) Working Press
11 August, 2008
NY Times article about how the press at the Olympics is often full of fans. Who knew that accreditation was that haphazzard? Oh wait, that might explain Matt Lauer and Bob Costas….
There are some 5,600 accredited print journalists and more than 16,000 people holding broadcaster accreditations, though many of those seem to be spouses of television executives (you pay a fortune for the broadcast rights, maybe you get to bring the whole family). Apart from television technicians, almost everyone with a media pass round their necks is entitled to hang out in the stadium media areas during the Games, working or not.