I have been watching the news today and it said the athletes village will be used as housing afterwards, and would have been built anyway regardless of the 2014 games, as is the case with many of the new facilities. A lot of existing facilities are going to be used, Hampden, Parkhead and Ibrox included. click here
What we need to do is ensure we provide decent sporting facilities for our young people if we want to encourage participation in sport and a more active healthsytle. Our nearest town has a 30 year old swimming pool which is badly needing replaced - an all weather athletics track has been talked about for years but nothing on the horizon - this is what we need to invest in. And invest is after school sports clubs for the kids.
I hope we make a really good job of the "friendly games"
If we want to continue to live in a United Kingdom, we have to accept this. I Live in an area with no public transport, but contribute to this like every other taxpayer - huge sums are being invested in public transport South of the border, particularly in London and the South East, and I will also be contributing to the cost of the London 2012 Olympics which I alos hope are a huge success.
Quickbeam. I'm sure the Scottish people will ensure the games are a rousing success. Enjoy them, I hope they get lots of TV coverage. I will probably be to old to travel up there by then. (unless someone perfects a jet propelled wheelchair). There's a thought ... Will anyone be able to afford the cost of petrol to travel to the games?