Atlantic Cities on our Olympics
Yep, every time there’s a summer Olympics there will be a revival of stories on the mismanagement of the 1976 games, such as this piece in Atlantic Cities.
One of the illustrations there is a ticket, which reminds me of a story. If you can get hold of an Olympic ticket from 1976, turn it over, and you’ll see it was printed by Imprimerie Leblanc. (I can find pictures of the fronts of the 1976 tickets, but no backs.)
Imprimerie Leblanc never existed. The contract had been won by a printing company with an undeniably English name – a company that still prints tickets – and this was considered not so desirable, so a fictional printer with a French name was credited for the work.