What annoys me is the way they say the government will pay for a percentage of it, another percentage will come from the lottery. The rest will come from the public. (That's my interpretation of it anyway). I assume the government's money is our money anyway. The lottery money certainly is our money. Maybe all the MP's are going to contribute a percentage of their wages/salaries. If they gave up their other perks it might go some way to paying toward what looks like is going to be another "Dome" fiasco.
If the Olympics were created to-day it would be laught at,especially thinking ofall the money and politics involved. With the modern games, half the world are in bed and most of the other half will fall asleep during it.
To me the Olympic games is just the men's 100m sprint race;simply being the most exciting event and a true indicator of the advances in drug research.Not forgetting the research into the ever changing face of gender!
I hope this is all worth it for 3 weeks of people legging it around. Over the last 2 years I have been to a few athletics events and to say that they were over run by spectators would be a bigger lie than WMD. This is going to be an unmitigated and rather costly disaster. Not one host country has ever made a profit from staging the games and this looks like continuing the trend. Coe and that Jowell woman need a potted lesson in basic fiscal economics and a damn good talking to where their fortunes are read backwards to them.
The Govt. can shove it where a squirrel shoves its' nuts if they think that I am going to contribute to this sorry situation.
Gandalf. That's the problem you and I are contributing to it whether or not we want to. A small improvement in an area of London should not be paid for by people in other parts of the British Isles. You would think they should have learned their lesson from the Scottish Parliament and the Dome.
How about celebrating the fact that we won the competition to host the Olympics and now have the chance of showing the world what the UK is capable of in organisational and construction skills as well as sporting achievment.