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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The Olympics Torch Relay 2012

The chaos that is following the Beijing Olympic torch relay around the world, is causing British Olympic organisers to have cold feet about staging a similar event for the London 2012 Games.

Given that the British are not 100% popular in certain parts of the globe, and that the British government is spin obsessed, organisers are thinking of organising a torch relay "lite" which only takes place in the UK.

London 2012 deputy chairman Keith Mills, said:

"It is too early to say.

We are committed to a relay domestically and it will definitely go around the regions.

But it (going internationally) has not been ruled out or ruled in. It is something we will have to discuss with the International Olympic Committee

Tessa Jowell said:

"No decision has been made.

This is something that will be the subject of very careful consideration over the next four years. We do not have to make a decision until after the dust has settled over Beijing. Our aim is to host the best games ever

Their indecision and dithering over the torch relay gives some flavour of the "qulaity" of the people organising the 2012 Games.

Little wonder that the budget is out of control!

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