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    Olympic Games - Advantages and Disadvantages

    What are the Advantages and Disadvantages for hosting the Olympic Games in London?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boro_boy View Post
    What are the Advantages and Disadvantages for hosting the Olympic Games in London?
    Look at Greece and ask them its what has caused there economy to fall..
    I used to be a Big fan of them but since they have forgotten what the Olympics are all about i tend not to watch or get over excited.
    Even more so when this was meant to be about GB, and helping Scotland N.Ireland and Wales create some revenue as'well as just London or England since it is our Tax payers money which hasn't happened obviously with Cameron in charge.

    I hope it all goes well but i do hope the football side of it fails and so it should.

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    I do think that there are more Pro's to Con's hosting the Olympics I do feel for the people living in London though who have to get to work etc, Its already busy without adding thousands more into the tubes etc etc,

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    It will bring a lot of money in through tourism.

    I am hoping to see the Men's road race (cycling) which is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Look at Greece and ask them its what has caused there economy to fall..
    I used to be a Big fan of them but since they have forgotten what the Olympics are all about i tend not to watch or get over excited.
    Even more so when this was meant to be about GB, and helping Scotland N.Ireland and Wales create some revenue as'well as just London or England since it is our Tax payers money which hasn't happened obviously with Cameron in charge.

    I hope it all goes well but i do hope the football side of it fails and so it should.
    The Olympics are the reason Greece's economy is failing? Yeah, ok...

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    The whole thing is a nightmare, they will do up flower beds, make areas seem clean and they will add glamour for a month but after they will let it all rot and before you know it everyone will remember the games for all the wrong reasons.

    If you listen to the Plan B song "Ill Manors" you will understand how real Londoners feel, his lyrics say "building an Olympic village without pulling down any flats" meaning they built around the slums.

    It's China all over again, the only difference is China built a wall of steel around Bejing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomthesuperking View Post
    The Olympics are the reason Greece's economy is failing? Yeah, ok...
    It was there downfall definitely they spent millions of pounds they didn't have on it.

    Or Billions should i say it ended up costing more than double on which they put aside for.

    I know they was in a lot of trouble before the Olympics but i'm sure it was a plan to sort it but it ended up making it 10x worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    It was there downfall definitely they spent millions of pounds they didn't have on it.
    So are we !

    I'm not looking forward to it at all, increased traffic, prices going up as retailers try to make as much as they can.

    The Olympics is no longer about the competition in the athletics and other competitions, it's more about which City can put on the best fireworks display.
    Total waste of money in my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
    So are we !

    I'm not looking forward to it at all, increased traffic, prices going up as retailers try to make as much as they can.

    The Olympics is no longer about the competition in the athletics and other competitions, it's more about which City can put on the best fireworks display.
    Total waste of money in my book


    Couldn't agree more. Shame because i used to love watching it years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    It was there downfall definitely they spent millions of pounds they didn't have on it.

    Or Billions should i say it ended up costing more than double on which they put aside for.

    I know they was in a lot of trouble before the Olympics but i'm sure it was a plan to sort it but it ended up making it 10x worse.

    The Greek problem is FAR bigger than any money they spent on the Olympics.

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    I think the money spent on the olympics will probably be worth it overall. It is the biggest show on the planet except, perhaps, the World cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
    So are we !

    I'm not looking forward to it at all, increased traffic, prices going up as retailers try to make as much as they can.

    The Olympics is no longer about the competition in the athletics and other competitions, it's more about which City can put on the best fireworks display.
    Total waste of money in my book

    We can never compete with Beijing on that front though can we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hh7 View Post
    The Greek problem is FAR bigger than any money they spent on the Olympics.
    Didn't help, Most venues used now go unused and wasted, left to rot, It costs them around 5billion pounds,

    What im trying to say is that maybe its not worth the hassle i don't think anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
    So are we !

    I'm not looking forward to it at all, increased traffic, prices going up as retailers try to make as much as they can.

    The Olympics is no longer about the competition in the athletics and other competitions, it's more about which City can put on the best fireworks display.
    Total waste of money in my book

    Not so much the best fireworks but about making money. Snickers and McDonald's sponsoring the 100 metres. So much for Olympic ideals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Didn't help, Most venues used now go unused and wasted, left to rot, It costs them around 5billion pounds,

    What im trying to say is that maybe its not worth the hassle i don't think anyway.
    I think there is more legacy with the London bid. A lot of the facilities built will be used afterwards. Greece have been living on the never never for a long time. Olympics or no Olympics they'd be fucked because their public sector has been on a jolly for too long. And a lot of them don't pay many taxes.

 

 

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