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Friday, November 28, 2008

Olympian dreams

Here's one in the eye for all those pessimists & moaners about the 2012 Olympics.

The first venue is now complete - finished early & under budget! Obviously, I don't expect the same from all the venues (in fact, I am prety confident most will come in on time but over budget), but I have to admit I am rather baffled by the large number of people who seem to feel the olympics in Britain is a bad thing. How can it possibly be a bad thing? We get much needed new facilities (please explain how come there is no 50m swimming pool in the capital city!!!), and regeneration of a rather horrible part of the city, not to mention the massive rise in tourism that accompanies any olympic venue.

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3 Comments:

  • At Friday, November 28, 2008 6:26:00 pm, Blogger Sleepypete said…

    Aye - good news to hear about the sailing venue :-)

    I'm hoping to get to see at least one day's worth of events in 4 years time. It should be unforgettable and I'd definitely regret it if I missed out.

     
  • At Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:58:00 am, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Just reading the blurb and it's not as impressive as it sounds....being referred to as an 'update to what is already here'...
    So they have finished the first refurb early...

    I do hate to say this but although I am aware of the benefits I am ambivalent about the Olympics being here.

    cq

     
  • At Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:26:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    "update what is already there" makes perfect sense really. Why build something that isn't needed in a place it isn't wanted?

     

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