Saturday, February 18, 2012

What Olympic Legacy?

This just pisses me off to be honest and the saga of Box Hill gets more surreal everyday. Everybody with an interest in attending the part of the race that goes through this managed site knew that numbers would be limited, that was clear from the outset but how does making the 15,000 possible spectators help the event? The  whole thing just gets more tawdry and the suggestion that the money will go towards financing amenities or facilities is an insult to most cycling fans and to anybody interested in watching the first chance that Team GB has of winning a medal in our 'home' Olympics.

Having been to the closing stage in Paris and the opening stage in London I can assure the organisers that most people arrive at these events with food and water and basically just need somewhere to have a pee should it become necessary, surely the funding of portaloos could come out of the Olympic central funding?

What with access to Weymouth Prom being subject to a Willy Wonka type gold ticket and the possible entry fee for Box Hill I'm beginning to lose any interest in actually attending either of the two closest events to my home. I suppose I could charter a fishing boat but I have a horrible thought that the Royal Navy will be lurking somewhere off Durdle Door.

6 comments:

Span Ows said...

It's beginning to sound like only those paying members will see anything, everyone will be under curfew with blackout curtains fitted so you can't accidentally get a glimpse of something.

Paul said...

I know it shouldn't but that did make me laugh. It's got worse this morning with the Sunday Times running a story that there were only 29,000 tickets out of 80,000 made available to the public for the 100m final.

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet online, burberry outlet, coach outlet, coach outlet store online, nike air max, polo outlet, nike air max, kate spade, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, christian louboutin shoes, kate spade outlet, chanel handbags, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, burberry handbags, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, replica watches, nike outlet, christian louboutin uk, longchamp outlet, coach outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin, gucci handbags, coach purses, prada handbags, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet store, polo ralph lauren outlet online, prada outlet, nike free, jordan shoes

oakleyses said...

lululemon canada, jordan pas cher, nike tn, hollister uk, nike free uk, air max, louboutin pas cher, new balance, longchamp pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, nike air max uk, north face, hollister pas cher, ray ban uk, converse pas cher, guess pas cher, michael kors outlet, polo lacoste, ralph lauren uk, nike air max uk, hogan outlet, timberland pas cher, mulberry uk, true religion jeans, sac vanessa bruno, oakley pas cher, nike roshe, nike free run, sac hermes, burberry pas cher, michael kors pas cher, nike air max, ray ban pas cher, michael kors, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, north face uk, true religion outlet, nike air force, sac longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren, vans pas cher

oakleyses said...

giuseppe zanotti outlet, herve leger, soccer jerseys, asics running shoes, ghd hair, lululemon, insanity workout, vans outlet, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, hollister, p90x workout, timberland boots, reebok outlet, hermes belt, north face outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mac cosmetics, iphone 6 cases, valentino shoes, oakley, chi flat iron, nike roshe run uk, nike air max, babyliss, nike roshe run, instyler, mcm handbags, nike trainers uk, nike huaraches, soccer shoes, beats by dre, bottega veneta, ferragamo shoes, new balance shoes, north face outlet, hollister clothing, jimmy choo outlet, longchamp uk, celine handbags, wedding dresses, mont blanc pens

oakleyses said...

ugg boots, pandora charms, thomas sabo, ralph lauren, toms shoes, lancel, nike air max, ugg uk, ugg boots, ugg, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, hollister, hollister, karen millen uk, louboutin, uggs on sale, juicy couture outlet, converse outlet, swarovski crystal, uggs outlet, links of london, montre pas cher, ray ban, ugg pas cher, gucci, wedding dresses, supra shoes, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, replica watches, coach outlet, converse, swarovski, vans, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, pandora uk, juicy couture outlet, uggs outlet