The Olympics

The Olympics


News, information and stories about the Olympic Games.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


The hapless Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell, is quoted in the Financial Times talking about future "tests" for proving the viability of a city wishing to host the Olympics:

"The test for the Olympics is no longer just about being on time and on budget, as important as they are..."

Errm could she please explain then why it is that the London Olympics "budget" has rocketed from under £3BN to £12BN (including £2BN running costs); and why, given this budgetary failure, London is a good example of a well run Olympic host

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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