I am not someone who is getting excited over the Olympics, even though it is taking place a few miles away from where I live, but I did watch the Flame pass my work today. It had to be done, to just take that brief moment to watch what is the ultimate sporting icon pass so close. With it though came all the sponsors and the politics that are now part of the olympics. Most of the people who I know honestly could not care less about the Olympics being in this country. It’s viewed by many as just a massive waste of money which will be a complete disaster, I don’t think that myself but I can see costs spiralling out of control. We have already seen the security company who are to provide security for the games fall short and the army have had to be called in to fill the gaps. Knowing the British tabloids there will be multiple revelations about corruption and influential people getting priority seating and so on. Then there will be the failed drug tests, the disputed judgement calls and I’m sure the controversy over the Team GB football team will come to the headlines once more. Add in the great British weather then it has the potential to be as disappointing a wash out as a lot of people expect it is going to be. I don’t believe that it is though, I think that it is going to be something that can be remembered by the country for many years and despite the loss that some people have had in being moved out of the areas where the olympics will take place I think it will do long-term good for a country that needs a bright star to inspire us to regain our greatness.
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As much as it has been an epic failure in terms of the costs involved. The London 2012 Olympics is running £2billion over budget, with planning for the event so poor that security costs have doubled, bringing total costs from £9billion to £11billion. I am still so proud that we are having the Olympics in our country and it is great to see every one coming together. Not only that but the Olympics build has bought us so many gorgeous buildings including the aquatic centre from Zara Hadid.
I can not wait to watch Great Britain compete this year and I hope we are going only for one medal and that is Gold!!!!!
I’m proud and I hope that Team GB do well but I’m worried that the legacy that we are left with will not be a positive one.
I’m really torn by the whole thing. As a business owner, I will suffer, which in turn means my staff will suffer. There will be small businesses that go out of business because of the Olympics. That’s awful 😦
And although I wanna be proud, I want to embrace it all, I don’t feel that I can whilst worrying that I may have to lay off staff because ive got no work for them 😦
Well a number of small businesses were forced from locations that they have been on for decades to build the facilities. It’s a shame that because its here you cant enjoy it because it sounds like you’d like to. But I hope it dosent affect your business in a neagative way.