Wednesday, July 06, 2005

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:

Anonymous -ronnie in new orleans- said...

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.

7/06/2005 09:49:00 pm  
Blogger chris said...

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.

7/07/2005 09:52:00 am  

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