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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Olympic Mascot

Mid Sussex Mascot
Mid Sussex council has created a mascot for the forthcoming Olympics 2012.

Quote from the council's site:

"The mascot hatched in spectacular fashion at the recent Olympos Burgess Hill Open Day of arts and sports events, hosted by GLL/Freedom Leisure.

The creature is a cute and colourful character that is already proving a major attraction for local youngsters.

It will appear at many of the Council's Participate Mid Sussex community events, growing each year, until it becomes a giant mythical creature in time for the London Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012
."

It was created by Same Sky Community Arts Group in Brighton, with funding from the Arts Council.

Mid Sussex council is now appealing to the public to suggest a fitting name for the character.

Send you suggestions to arts@midsussex.gov.uk.

I wonder how much this cost?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wasting Money

Were there to be an Olympic event for wasting money, then Surrey council would win a gold for its performance.

The council wants to appoint an Olympics co-ordinator on a three-year contract, tasked to ensure that "the Surrey 2012 programme has maximum impact."

This is all well and good, except for one small problem.

Surrey is not staging any Olympics events!

Nonetheless, the job advert says:

"The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games offer a once in a lifetime chance to make a positive difference.

We are looking for someone who will help Surrey's residents and businesses gain from this unique opportunity.

We are looking for a skilled networker and influencer, who can inspire innovation and creativity in our partners
."

I take it Surrey council haven't heard about the recession?

The salary, if you are interested in applying for this no job, is £46K.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Bonus Deferred

Paul Deighton, CEO of London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog), (salary £453,440 for the year to April 2009) has deferred £185K bonus payment until after the 2012 Games.

Locog made a loss of £38M last year.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dirty Blog

It seems that the Leabank Square Residents' Association (who reside in the shadow of the London Olympic construction site) have fallen foul of the Olympic Development Authority (ODA), in a dispute over comments made on the residents' blogsite.

The blog had accused senior officials of lying about their efforts to reduce noise and air pollution at the development.

The ODA then threatened court action if "libellous" comments were not removed from the site, they noted that some of the comments were "personal and threatening" to an individual.

The contentious posts have been removed.

However, the residents still want the dust removed as they believe the ODA promised they would do but claim is not happening.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Boris Bans Hookers

Boris Johnson is trying to avert the expected massive influx of prostitutes into London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.

He wants mobile phone operators to target the phone numbers advertised on the thousands of sex calling cards that adorn London phone boxes, and cut their numbers off.

That will have but a minimal effect, as most of the advertising is done online these days.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Women's Boxing Given Green Light

The IOC's decision to allow women's boxing at the London 2012 Olympics has produced an effusive outburst of joy from Tessa Jowell (who will not be Olympics Minister by the time the games are staged).

She is quoted by the BBC:

"It will be a landmark moment come London 2012 when for the first time every sport will have women participating in it.

There are still major disparities in the number of medals women can win compared to men but this is a step in the right direction.

In this country women's boxing has come on in leaps and bounds and is growing quickly at all levels.

London 2012 will now create the first-ever generation of boxing heroines and hopefully inspire even more women to take up the sport
."

Funny that, I thought that Labour and the Nanny state were anti boxing; as they regard it as dangerous and violent?

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

It Hardly Ever Rains! II

Re my earlier article about claims by those who should know better that hardly ever rains in London:

"Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed it was dry 94% of the time.

Olympic minister Tessa Jowell said: "In the unlikely event that, at some point it rains, people are used to pulling on raincoats in this country
."

Maybe they should take a look at the London Olympics webcam?

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Food Fit For Athletes

In keeping with the government's promise that there will be a legacy, once the "hoopla" over the London 2012 Olympics has long since passed away, it can be confirmed that there will at least be "food" and "health" legacy that will doubtless imprint itself into the minds of all of those who attend that games.

It seems that McDonald's, the company that gave us Ronald MacDonald and the "Big Mac", may well become the only branded restaurant at Britain's Olympic venues.

Other food chains, including British and Indian outlets, have been told they will not be able to sell their products at the Olympic sites, without removing labels or changing packaging; restaurants/cafes already at sites such as the ExCel Centre have been told to "hop it" whilst the Games are on, to make room for the "anointed purveyor of fries and burgers".

It's a done deal, apparently.

Meanwhile Coca-Cola has secured exclusive rights to selling non-alcoholic drinks, including tea and coffee within the Olympic venues.

What is it doctors and health experts say about fizzy drinks loaded with sugar, and fat laden fries?

Can someone remind me?

By all means serve McDonald's, but do not exclude others from the Games.

What a legacy!

What a con by Labour and the Olympics organisers!


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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

War Footing

Kevan Gosper, a member of the International Olympic Committee, has said that London faces the "toughest time - short of wartime" to stage the 2012 Games.

Errmmm, I thought that these games were meant to be "fun"?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It Hardly Ever Rains!

ROFLOL!!!!

London 2012 leaders claim it does not matter that the Olympic Stadium roof does not cover everyone - because it hardly ever rains in the capital.

Only 40% of the stadium will be under cover but Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed it was dry 94% of the time.

Olympic minister Tessa Jowell said: "In the unlikely event that, at some point it rains, people are used to pulling on raincoats in this country."


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