Olympics countdown and out – 99 days!

Baroness Deech

99 days to go! and the whole profligate show will be over; we will be able to get back to work and move around somewhat more freely than at present. And ask ourselves where the legacy is.

5 comments for “Olympics countdown and out – 99 days!

  1. Gareth Howell
    31/05/2012 at 10:11 am

    All I can do is laugh at the baroness’ comment, but even as I am an enthusiastic supporter of different sports through life, I AGREE!

    The winnings of the African professional runners must be enough to keep a good many villages alive in their home countries, if the money ever gets there, and they don’t become Europeans along with us.

  2. maude elwes
    31/05/2012 at 11:02 am

    And the man who brought us this blatant scam is, we are told by our insightful daily bests, back in Downing Street under the guise of ‘special relationship’ as he conducts the orchestra from the wings.

    Put the blame where it belongs. Right back in the hands of those who take money for treason.

  3. MilesJSD
    31/05/2012 at 3:32 pm

    “Never in the whole history of commerce had so much been paid by so many to so few”

    “Paid” in much more than mere £billions of money

    “paid” in lost-improvement of individual-health and of mutually-sustainworhty individual human development for All

    “paid”….(the list is almost endless)

  4. Twm o'r Nant
    02/06/2012 at 5:50 pm

    The exponential increase in cycling of all kinds, of which the baroness is probably and blissfully unaware is no doubt caused by the exemplary successes of Sir Chris Hoy, the Olympic cyclist, of Chinese fame.

    The bicycle sales business is a billion pound industry, and few people frown on it. Far more respect is given to the cyclist on the road today than ever was the case, thanks to that increase,and there are far fewer injuries. Bicycles have become an important part of most people’s lives in this country, with all the sound ecological/environmental principles entailed.

    There are some things about the Olympics that are sound economics,if difficult to quantify, and the consequence of all those cycling medals in 2008, was one.

    Women are also far more prepared to cycle now than they ever were, thanks to the encouragement of the very valiant triathlete
    women,cycling, swimming, running.

    It’s not all bad!

    • Baroness Deech
      Baroness Deech
      11/06/2012 at 11:41 am

      Living in a university city I am all too aware of the increase in cycling – often quite hazardous to themselves, as they ignore the most basic traffic rules, and to others. Nothing to do with the Olympics, but due to high cost and lack of transport, lack of parking, and because it is good for fitness.

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