Friday, March 02, 2007

Jenkins on the Olympics

Simon Jenkins complains about the Olympics and their rising cost, currently estimated at 10 billion pounds.

Why are the British so critical about the major sports event? It would put London in the spotlight and create great infrastructure. Many people discuss the costs as if they all fell into a deep hole. The infrastructure remains there after the event.

How could small Greece afford to stage such events - well admittingly not being honest about the costs - and Britain doesn't dare?

I have to admit there is a big risk of wrong investment, shown by the Dome and Wembley, but pessimism won't get London anywhere.

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