The Olympics

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Prats - Mole Valley District Council and LOCOG

Well done to Mole Valley district council and LOCOG for making utter of themselves.

The council and LOCOG are trying to dictate to local residents the colour schemes of their plant displays and hanging baskets.

For why?

LOCOG want a “vibrant colour palette”, and have even specified which flowers to use; because the Olympic cycle route will pass through the area during next year's games.

LOCOG, according to the council, has “tight control over how the Games will look"; as such it seems that (in their eyes) this gives them the right to dictate to people as to how they should plant their Petunias etc.

Bollocks!

My advice to the residents of Mole Valley is to tell these prats to piss off!

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Commuters Told To Get Pissed

According to the Telegraph the latest suggestion from those in charge of organising next year's London Olympics is that hapless commuters who are facing crushed tube lines, buses and trains should have a drink after work in order to avoid the congestion!

ROFLOL!

Precisely how many pints will one need to consume before the Olympic crush "melts" away?

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Streakers Face £20K Fines

In case people haven't yet realised it yet, the Olympics are purely about money and corporate sponsorship deals (sport is but a mere backdrop to the money deals).

The proof of how money focused the Olympics are, can be seen in the stringent rules that will be enforced during next year's London 2012 games.

An amendment to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 aims to target unofficial, or ambush, marketing and could cover anyone who tries to use their bodies to flash an advert for a company.

This means that if a streaker were to run across the track with a logo painted on his/her body, he/she could be fined £20K.

That sounds almost like a challenge to some brave souls!


Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Terminal Six

The management of Heathrow Airport have arranged for a special terminal to operate on August 13, 2012, the day after the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.

Heathrow management expect 7% more passengers than it has ever "processed" on that specific day. As such, the new temporary terminal six will be housed in a cargo area of Heathrow and will have eight security lanes.


Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stadium Deal Collapses

West Ham United's deal to take over the Olympic Stadium in Stratford has collapsed.

The stadium will remain in public ownership after the games, and be leased out to a tenant following a new tender process.

The cost of transforming it after the 2012 Games will be met by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Monday, October 3, 2011

An Olympic Pain in The Arse

The London 2012 Olympics are going to cause quite a degree of annoyance to those of us who have to drive/commute in and around London during the games.

It has been estimated by Transport for London (TfL) that journey times on some of London's roads could more than double during the Olympics.

There will be an extra 5.3 million visitors in London during the games.

The "good" news is that the Tube drivers have a secured a pay deal worth £50K a year to them, so no danger at all of the Tube drivers going on strike then!;)

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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