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Is It Too Late To Pull Out Of The Olympics?

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It broke Greece, it nearly broke Canada, Heaven knows what it will do to us :unsure:.

I remember sitting with my fingers crossed in 2005, hoping that London would not get the Olympics, I still remember that dreadful moment when they said "London" and they all threw their arms in the air in joy :(.

Edited to correct date from 1995 to 2005 :rolleyes:.

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It broke Greece, it nearly broke Canada, Heaven knows what it will do to us :unsure:.

I remember sitting with my fingers crossed in 1995, hoping that London would not get the Olympics, I still remember that dreadful moment when they said "London" and they all threw their arms in the air in joy :(.

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mon Dieu, do you not listen to all the media, the Olympics is an Investment, it provides hope and jobs for millions.

well, for a fortnight it does.

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mon Dieu, do you not listen to all the media, the Olympics is an Investment, it provides hope and jobs for millions.

well, for a fortnight it does.

Yes, and all the property prices near the stadium go up for the six months before! We should just charge much more for TV rights and entry except for UK citizens who can get a discount of course. Put out the hat, that's what I say. Like to see it but we can't afford it can we?!!!!!!

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Will we have an "austerity" opening ceremony with a few Cockneys in pearly suits, some red double-deckers and some beefeaters?

It's going to look a bit different from the Chinese one!

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mon Dieu, do you not listen to all the media, the Olympics is an Investment, it provides hope and jobs for millions.

well, for a fortnight it does.

Another of Brown's investments like BTL was.

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Will we have an "austerity" opening ceremony with a few Cockneys in pearly suits, some red double-deckers and some beefeaters?

It's going to look a bit different from the Chinese one!

Are chas and dave still available?

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I remember sitting with my fingers crossed in 1995, hoping that London would not get the Olympics, I still remember that dreadful moment when they said "London" and they all threw their arms in the air in joy :(.

You must have had a bit of cramp in those fingers, waiting 10 years to hear the announcement in July 2005.

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Will we have an "austerity" opening ceremony with a few Cockneys in pearly suits, some red double-deckers and some beefeaters?

It's going to look a bit different from the Chinese one!

I'm feeling embarrased already. The Chinese had 2000 drummers. We'll be lucky if we get some c**t on a Hammond organ.

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Will we have an "austerity" opening ceremony with a few Cockneys in pearly suits, some red double-deckers and some beefeaters?

It's going to look a bit different from the Chinese one!

No, it will be the Britains got talent winners, 'spellbound' doing it for free! Peter Andre would probably join in plus anyone who's been on a reality TV show and now counts as a celeb.

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I'm feeling embarrased already. The Chinese had 2000 drummers. We'll be lucky if we get some c**t on a Hammond organ.

i heard Emerson Lake and Palmer are doing it, so we might get the hammond organ after all, if we can afford one by then, they must cost few grand now

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We have all the facilities we need around the country, no new stadia need to have been built.

Sheffield's Don Vally could easily be extended and would it take much to reconvert the Man City stadium back? Although I suppose the legal problems it would just be easier to extend an already built stadium with an athletics track.

The Olympics appear to have become a competition about who can spunk the most money up against the wall for a 2 week event. Each time the figures become bigger and the economic losses after the games keep getting worse.

Still it's all contained within a 2 week period so it's not all bad and London gets the help of the UK taxpayer in footing the bill.

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i heard Emerson Lake and Palmer are doing it, so we might get the hammond organ after all, if we can afford one by then, they must cost few grand now

I heard it was going to be Chas 'n Dave.... or are they dead?

either way it will be expensive, shit and a national embarassment.

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I heard it was going to be Chas 'n Dave.... or are they dead?

either way it will be expensive, shit and a national embarassment.

have a look here, http://chasndave.epetitions.net/

somepeople are serious, :lol:

only 3 people signed it so far since august 2008, so chas has signed , and dave has signed wonder who else,

think i am going to now,

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Yes, and all the property prices near the stadium go up for the six months before!

You almost got there.

Actually it will push down house prices as no-one wants to live next door with all the security checks, hassle etc.

It did however push up the prices of properties that were on the site the stadiums were due to be built.

The stadiums were due to be built on derelict industrial sites and derelict houses.

Immediately after the Olympics were announced, property speculators went round and bought up all the sites a derelict houses at bargain prices, bacause they were basically wasteland.

The the government bought them from them.

The property speculators made around £6bn.

It the primary reason the cost shot up 6 months after it was announced we had won the bid.

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Yes, and all the property prices near the stadium go up for the six months before! We should just charge much more for TV rights and entry except for UK citizens who can get a discount of course. Put out the hat, that's what I say. Like to see it but we can't afford it can we?!!!!!!

The property prices went up overnight in 2005 when it was annoounced that we got the games , the developers rushed in and built block after block and people were falling over themselves to buy 1 bed flats for circa £300k , it had all gone wrong by 2008 , the ones who made the money were those who sold their property in Stratford between 2005 and 2008.

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It broke Greece, it nearly broke Canada, Heaven knows what it will do to us :unsure:.

I remember sitting with my fingers crossed in 2005, hoping that London would not get the Olympics, I still remember that dreadful moment when they said "London" and they all threw their arms in the air in joy :(.

What about us in London who had to fore-go one walnut whip a day as our contribution to the preparation of the Games as stated by little boy Ken. :(

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