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Wednesday, 24 November 2004

No One Wants to Pay

As is typical with the Olympic circus; everyone wants to host it, but no one wants to pay for it.

This hypocritical stance was well demonstrated by the Welsh Assembly, in respect of the possibility of the UK hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Assembly will try to ensure that London picks up the bill for using Cardiff's Millennium Stadium; in the unlikely event that London hosts the 2012 Olympics.

If the London bid is successful, several matches in the football tournament would be held at the stadium.

The Welsh Assembly quote:

"..have obtained an undertaking from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport that the UK Government will consider any extraordinary costs that might in principle fall to us in relation to hosting the events at the Millennium Stadium...

While this does not specifically state that the UK Government will meet these costs, we will make a strong case for them to do so

They conveniently ignore the "alleged" economic benefits of the thousands of fans ect, that will "flock" to Wales to watch these matches.

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