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Originally posted July 6 2005 at 22:07 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.


So somehow we managed to convince people that we’re actually capable of holding the Olympics. Woopie. As far as I can tell the only good thing about this is that we got to beat Paris. In case you haven’t gathered from that, I personally can’t tell what all the excitment is over. Perhaps it doesn’t help that I don’t find many Olympic sports particuarly attractive (and I loved the argument that ran something like “nobody here does these sports, or plays these games, so we should host it). The whole regeneration of London thing seems to me to be something which should happen anyway, not be linked into some overly expensive circus act (we could do the whole regeneration a lot cheaper if we didn’t have to bother with venues and the like). I certainly don’t see how it helps the country outside of that overly pampered city, though we’ll probably all be expected to pay in our “enthusiasm”. The sudden appearance of training camps is a stupidly transitory event, and they’ll appear where everything they need exists already so they don’t help in the long term. I’ll just have to work even harder to avoid it, and concentrate on Euro 2012, a proper competition.

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