Olympic Games decision soon


We will soon know which unlucky city has "won" the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. Despite a number of postings on this website on the topic, we think that there are more important issues to campaign about, but we will be depressed and angry, if the Games/Circus is inflicted on London.

We are not alone e.g.

"Hi,Glad to find a website saying NO to the games. I have just emailed the IOC and the official bid site to voice my opinion. You may like to encourage people to copy my email and send it themselves.


copy of sent email:

sorry to piss on your party here but, contrary to popular belief, the
majority of the united kingdom DOES NOT want the 2012 olympic games to be held in London.

In a country where the government sells off playing fields to housing
developers and encourages schools not to participate in competetive =
sports for fear of upsetting the few, this whole bid borders on =

We don't want it, the only people that will benefit are those that live in London and surrounding areas, new tube lines and infrastructure won't be of much use to the rest of the UK will it, and no doubt it will cost the rest of us in the UK a fortune in one way or another."

The people of London will pay even more (at least £240 extra Council Tax, plus an unknown share of any of the inevitable cost overruns) than the rest of the country for the dubious privilige of a commercial sports entertainment and advertising event, which almost all of them will only ever watch on TV, and which will cause so much disruption. Any benefits from the improvements to the transport infrastrucure, are, we are told, going to happen anyway, with or without the Olympic Games.

"I am writing to as many people as i can to discourage this bid, = including the IOC and various media organisations to help destroy this Myth that the people of the UK are actually behind the bid.

We don't want it !!!!!
Forget it,
Good luck to Paris...let the French pay a fortune for 2 weeks of sport not us!!!"

The Games have grown far too large, and they stopped being Amateur events many years ago. The constant temptation to cheat by using dangerous performance enhancing drugs is also a scandal.

Will Tony Blair or Ken Livingstone promise to emprison any competitors or officials involved in any Olympic drug scandals ? We doubt it somehow - so much for being "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime".

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