' "No extravaganza" and "no white elephant" at London 2012 claims Rogge'
'The tone of the London 2012 Olympics will be in keeping with the difficult economic circumstances of the times, with "no extravaganza", International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has pledged. ... he will use public transport at the Games "when I can".'
"It is going to benefit London a lot.
"There are some inconveniences, but I think the public will accept that."
"We ask the organiser not to go into extravaganza.
"I'm very clear there is no extravaganza in London.
"I insist on that."
I have a lot of time for Rogge, including especially how he has stuck with trying to deal with the drug problem in sport. Here is he perhaps showing a little too much naive supportive of the Ldn OLY Organisers ways?
seewww.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer- ... aims-rogge
'LOCOG to pay full price for unwanted London tickets'
buy a ticket, sell it back, buy it again ... ? ? ? ...... it'll all work out fine in the end ......
seehttp://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/01/1 ... L520120117
'Police Shame After Counter Terror Security Plans Left On Train'
Taking on the OLY is a very, very big commitment, a brave thing to do (a rash thing to do did I hear) and we learnt of the 'big' problems for instance of Delhi, but Were there all these 'interesting' little bungles in Dehli, Beijing, Athens ...
'Things are on-schedule and will be fine on the day' is the message, the spin, emerging from LDN OLY 12 organisers, but, are say, organisers of previous Olympics, listening out there, convinced one wonders?
seewww.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/17/lon ... 09777.html