Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Full cost of Olympic folly revealed

After the Dome the multi-billion Olympic folly unfolds. Nowadays a device for selling hamburgers and fizzy pop to a sedentary TV audience while watching discredited drug-fuelled freaks on the track. The Telegraph has the numbers. The British taxpayer has to underwrite this shindig, carrying any losses without a share in the profits. The government is not funding basic services like schools, hospitals and transport yet can waste money on this circus.
The "Olympic Movement" long ago lost sight of its sporting ideals in the rush to get rich. Bad luck to them.

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