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Friday, 1 October 2004

British Olympics? No Chance

I reiterate what I have said before, that there is not a hope in hell of Britain hosting the 2012 Olympics.

My view has been confirmed by the decision to abandon Silverstone, as part of the Formula One 2005 calendar.

Bernie Ecclestone, F1 superemo, is also heavily involved in the bid for the 2012 Olympics. He is reportedly to be of the view that Silverstone is outdated, and does not receive the level of support from the government that it deserves.

The decision to axe Silverstone will send a very clear message to the IOC, that Britain simply does not have the money or the will to host major sporting events.

It is of course, classic brinkmanship, a last ditched attempt to embarrass the government into funding a rejuvenation of Silverstone.

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