were spent on the olympics that could have gone on developing this country into a better nation?
Who really wins in the end, all credit to those who worked hard and won, or lost(although more credit to those in Afgan or working in an hospital or on the beat or even the lowly underpaid cleaner who just gets on with it)
In the end what is the London sports day legacy, lots of profits for some, a few kids inspired to take up sport(well until the football season starts and all our excellent athletes are forgotten for a sport we are totally shit at) and millions upon millions of taxpayers money diverted from hospitals, schools, libraries, back to work schemes, policing, the armed forces etc etc etc...
And cue the sheep...
I dont have an answer but I suppose a legacy doesnt happen, you have to continue working for it
I loved it
I am more worried about the tons of money that gets wasted week in week out all through the year.........
at least we have had 2 great weeks for the money and we all got a chance to share in it...........
The A4 was fixed in 'record time'.
Cost was about 150 quid each.
£150 may have been the cost per tax payer but it is the London Council Tax payers who will foot most of the bill - probably for the rest of our lives... But it was very good! (Apart from the closing ceremony so far - would have prefered Pink Floyd and The Who in person).
It was a good 2 weeks and I think that's how it has to be judged - not for any lasting benefit. I know the politicians and others will prattle on about the legacy but in truth I doubt the Olympics in themselves will change much - maybe encourage a few people to take up sport but it's an expensive way of doing that.
Whether it was worth it or not - probably not - but it was fun nonetheless.
I'll let you know when I've worked out how easy it will be to get on the velodrome, when, and how much they're gonna charge. In the mean time stop being such a miserable git.
Estimates seem to be that the Olympics cost £11bn. If we didn't bother with the Trident programme (around £25bn), we could have the Olympics for free and £14bn in our pockets (about £230 each)! (My shower door broke the other day so I'll get a new one fitted).
Wow Andrew, yeah, "Fight The Power" man - we're all listening to ya.
We should cancel it all and life should then only be a grey existence, albeit with a reasonably funded back-to-work scheme which would be the envy of the civilised world
Ha ha you people-well most of you- really are the shallow, selfish, narrow minded bunch with a lack of foresight and social conscience that I thought.Never mind I am sure something else will come along to keep your attention while the country is raped of soul and spirit by politicians and big business.
Oh look everyone, a squirrell...
I'd rather have had the £150, thanks
Id rather have the Tridents, "Walk softly and carry a big SLBM"
The bread and circuses seems have kept some of the populace amused.
I hope BBC will no longer find it necessary to bang on about how pictures on a television set will 'inspire' children to go out and do sport. They seemed to have overlooked how many of the athletes followed in their parents example of taking part in sport. Instead there is the silly idea that hosting an ioc party will inspire children to participate. There is televion covrage all over BBC for two weeks each year when the tennis industry visits wimbledon. I would suggest that parent's participation in tennis is a better predictor of their chidren's participation than the amount of tennis on tv that the kids watched.
Andrew - please shed light into our dark, closed minds. For you spaketh the only truth and will no doubt keep posting anyway.
Oh look everyone, it's actually Morrissey (posting under a nom de plume)......
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