All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Wednesday, 6 July 2005

London's Win Is My Loss.

I can barely conceal my overwhelming enthusiasm for the IOC's decision to award the city I live in, management of the 2012 Olympic Games.

I'm not going to harp on about why I'm so against the decision, suffice to point you to the blog I posted back in June.

So now I have to spend the next seven years listening to endless debates and counter-debates as to how prepared/unprepared this city is and whether anything at all will change. It makes you almost wish you were listening to some gossip about the Royal Family instead (I said almost).

One positive outcome is that we beat the French (once again) and if I think about it from that angle, I can come to the conclusion that hosting the games not be such a bad thing after all.

Guess what....I'm already beginning to feel better!

6 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

Yes you should mention being in england once in a while... I've been reading for how long now? I had no idea. Have you always lived there? Or are you new?

London is as good a host city as any for the Olympics. You should rent out your house for top dollar - and get the hell out of town when the time comes. Take your family someplace cool. I would NEVER want to be in an Olympic town. The prices for everything are goonna rise... and it's going to suck for the locals. Tax revenue is the motivation.

Say hello to Ms. Parker-Bowes... how are english folks responding to the marriage. I think it's awful... but no one asked me.

The Teacher said...

I actually thought of the $ idea last night. Suddenly, the thought of us hosting the games doesn't seem so terrible.

Born and bread in London.

Nobody likes Camilla. She has the sex attraction of a prune. How he could leave a beautiful woman like Diana for a horse like Camilla is something that no one can understand. People weren't too impressed with his choice either

As always... Rachael said...

that's funny!

The Teacher said...

shame on me, I should have written born and bred!

As always... Rachael said...

I knew what you meant - no reason to apologize for typos... they happen!

utenzi said...

Good luck with the Olympics. The money situation is hard to predict though. I've lived in Lake Placid and Atlanta and while a lot of money was made by individuals in Lake Placid the same was not true in Atlanta. Mostly because there was virtually no commercial places to stay in Lake Placid since it's hours to the nearest big town so individuals were able to rent houses at very good rates. London might be more like Atlanta since it's got a lot of commercial real estate. On the other hand, since there's easier travel to the UK than there was to the USA--those damn oceans!--there might be more demand.