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News, information and stories about the 2016 Brazilian Olympic Games and the Olympics in general.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Contingency Tickets Delayed

London 2012 organisers have delayed releasing the final batch of 1M tickets (aside from 1.5M for football) for the Olympics until April/May 2012.

Locog had planned to release them in December. However, it seems that deciding on the final seating configurations of the Olympic venues will take longer than anticipated.

All very well, maybe. However, by the time the final batch of tickets are released the cost of accommodation and sundry items (that also need to be booked) will have risen.

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Twats

My sympathies to Avril Unwin owner of Authentic Cakes in Wulfstan Way Cambridge, who has fallen foul of the money making machine that is the Olympics.

Mrs Unwin had been planning, along with other members of the British Sugarcraft Guild, an exhibition of sugar skills on the theme of the Olympics next year.

However, the International Olympic Committee have banned the use of any Olympic logos or symbols at next year's exhibition.

Mrs Unwin will instead decided to use the flags of different countries attending the Olympics for her decorations.


As noted before on this site, the Olympics are about money not sport.

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pillock

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt sis so convinced that the London 2012 Olympics will remain within his view of what the budget is (£9BN), that he intends to spend £300M of that money on something else.

On what?

Telling Londoners to leave London and go on holiday in the UK!

Aside from the fact that is is a completely absurd waste of money, Hunt is rather deluding himself about the budget:

1 The current "budget" is in fact £12BN (if you include the running costs).

2 The original budget was around £3BN (£12BN is hardly "within budget" is it?).

3 We are in a recession.

This is a totally daft idea, and a scandalous waste of money!

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tube Workers Bribed


The Olympic organisers, ever keen to present the world with the impression that London is capable of hosting the 2012 Olympics, has come up with a terrific wheeze to ensure that comrade Bob Crow and his lackeys don't spoil the party by refusing to run the Tube beyond its normal closing time of around midnight-1:00AM.

The solution?

Simple, bribe the staff!

Drivers will receive a payment of at least £500 for working during the event next year. Additionally, shifts that finish after 1.30AM will attract extra payments (totalling approximately £1800).

About 3,500 Tube drivers are covered by the agreement. LU plans to run Tubes about an hour later than normal during the Games, on all lines, with last trains leaving central London between 1.30AM and 2AM.

This is doubtless all very "jolly". However, the key issue that has been neatly swept under the carpet is this:

Why that fuck doesn't London (a major capital city) have a Tube system that runs 24/7?


Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The True Legacy of The 2012 Olympics

Westfiled Stratford Centre  opened today in the deprived area of east London where it will act as the gateway to the 2012 Olympics.

It has the dubious distinction of being Europe's largest shopping centre, with over 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels and Britain's largest casino.

Lucky Stratford!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ticket Reallocation

I have some good news and some bad news about tickets for next year's Olympic Games.

First the good news...

A dozen London boroughs did not to take up their free ticket allocation, on the grounds that they did not want paying members of the public to be deprived of a chance to see the games.

Now the bad news..

The tickets that were not taken up have not been put back into the "pot" for purchase by the public, but have in fact been reallocated for free to politicians at Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

For those of you interested in statistics, a grand total of 14,000 tickets have been set aside for government officials while two in three public applicants failed to secure any of their ticket order.

Good isn't it?

 
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
 
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