Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Olympic (less than) ideal.
Despite the lingering suspicion that "The Legacy" will be something bequeathed mainly to various development corporations, I am determined to keep upbeat about the Olympics. However this grim optimism is getting harder to maintain by the day. I hear that meetings between the various organizing and executive committees involved resemble nothing so much as the TV comedy Twenty Twelve and that Transport For London and road race organisers met for the first time last week only to find that road events and VIP lanes were due to be using the same roads. Oh shit! The ticket lottery was supposed to keep us safe from the ticket touts but with thousands of pounds rolling of peoples accounts when all they wanted was a brace of tickets for the archery, the touts are starting to look philanthropic in comparison. None of this would have happened had the authorities adopted my proposal for a 1948 style austerity games complete with ex-army camp Olympic Village and extra rations of eggs and milk for the athletes. They never bloody listen!