diamond geezer

 Friday, January 27, 2012

London 2012  Olympic update
  Six months to go


Six months! yadda yadda opening ceremony! yadda yadda security nightmare yadda yadda eyes of the world yadda yadda plucky British athlete with medal chances yadda yadda plucky British athlete with no chance in hell yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda betting syndicate corruption yadda yadda official sponsors yadda yadda win tickets to the 100m final! yadda yadda peak fitness yadda yadda a landscape transformed yadda yadda but how many hospitals could we buy instead?

Six months! yadda yadda inspirational yadda yadda transport gridlock yadda yadda test event success yadda yadda business contingency planning yadda yadda Torch Relay! yadda yadda inspirational torchbearer stories yadda yadda bug-eyed mascot yadda yadda majestic aerial images yadda yadda I don't know anyone who got tickets to the athletics yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda bloody VIP lanes holding up the traffic yadda yadda the excitement of pin-badge collecting

Six months! yadda yadda major arts festival yadda yadda clampdown on ambush marketing yadda yadda industrial killers sponsor stadium wrap yadda yadda mounting anticipation yadda yadda dirty bomb yadda yadda yadda yadda skyrocketing security budget yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda striving for excellence yadda yadda spotlight on youth yadda yadda a fortnight of misery yadda yadda ooh, it's Tom Daley yadda yadda they're paying tube drivers how much?

Six months! yadda yadda ticketing fiasco yadda yadda bringing nations together yadda yadda we've not forgotten those allotments yadda yadda rendezvous Stratford yadda yadda drugs cheats yadda yadda brownfield regeneration yadda yadda I still wish Paris had got it yadda yadda daily exercise regime yadda yadda empty seats at the boccia yadda yadda enforced working from home yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda they're all reserved for bigwigs and fatcats

Six months! yadda yadda hardly seems like six years yadda yadda transport meltdown yadda yadda banging the drum for Great Britain yadda yadda injury worries for prime medal hope yadda yadda riding roughshod over the local community yadda yadda ticket resale disaster yadda yadda iconic architecture yadda yadda brings no benefits to the North yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda on time and under budget yadda yadda but is anybody actually interested in volleyball?

Six months! yadda yadda spirit of 1948 yadda yadda proud to accept only Visa yadda yadda inspirational Paralympic stories yadda yadda London's transport choked yadda yadda a once in a lifetime opportunity yadda yadda seriously, the Copper Box? yadda yadda twenty twelve yadda yadda legacy legacy yadda yadda it still looks like Lisa Simpson to me yadda yadda inspiring young people to take up sport yadda yadda I'm leaving the country when it starts yadda yadda bring it on!


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