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Monday, 10 January 2005

Rats Leaving the Sinking Ship

The chances of London succeeding in its bid to host the 2012 Olympics is being severely hampered, by the departure of a number of sports governing bodies from Britain.

The departures include:

  • The International Cricket Council, moving to Dubai

  • The International Badminton Federation, moving to Kuala Lumpur

  • The International Sailing Federation, moving to Monaco
The reason for the departures is simple, money; grants, tax concessions and other inducements are being offered by other countries.

The impression that these departures gives is that the British government does not "give a stuff", or care, about sports; which to some extent is true.

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