Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Olympics again

Enough of the Olympics nonsense. How about reading Jarndyce on something that actually MATTERS?

Although I feel I should point out that the initial estimated budget of the 2012 London Olympics (£2.375 billion), likely to rise, could – based on Jarndyce’s sums – pay for 999,579 better childhoods. Nearly a million children given a better chance, or a bunch of adults mindlessly competing in games that most of us gave up when we were twelve?

2 Comments

  1. Congratulations to London on winning the competition for the Olympics. It worked out great for Sydney and they did a terrific job with it also. It's also a win for the athletes and visitors. I know which of the two towns I'd rather spend some time in. Wouldn't bring a bag lunch either, like poor Jaques.

    Now I'll leave you guys to celebrate in the usual English way; by insulting everyone involved and finding a raft of reasons why the sodding thing is a bloody disaster. Have fun!

    Again, sincere congratulations.

  2. But if they scrapped the ID Card the money needed for that, using the lower estimate of �12billion, could play for 4 Olympic Games and still have some change.