Okay fair enough, maybe not zero....
But, apart from a few under 21 football games outside London and the sailing, the events were all within the M25.
Almost all infrastructure programmes were also within a very small area of London.
A lot contracts were tied up before any UK businesses could make a bid.
Now I don't contest this is the nature of events, but the PR bullshit poured into pre events, instead of just being honest and saying in reality this is how it is.
For example in Cumbria they had some fire on sticks and fireworks in field, provide a group of a french artists, tick job done... "Cumbria was an integral part of the Cultral Olypiad"
A case of a bit too much 'Perfect Curve' ;
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(2012-07-29 11:59)To be a Rock and not a Roll Wrote: I couldn't agree more but.....
Not so sure about this...
I live in Mount Florida, a stones throw from Hampden park, and the area has been given a pretty healthy facelift. Roads re-surfaced, pavements widened, improved disabled access, new street crossings, new park and ride facilities, floral installations, new parking control zones and traffic control barriers. All as a result of a few Olympic football games taking place. Seems like pretty high impact to me. All very welcome considering the chaos that descends on the area for events over the last few years. And nicely in place ready for Glasgow hosting the commonwealth games in a couple of years...
Admittedly I am not sure whether there is any new sporting infrastructure, perhaps that will come with the commonwealth games. But I would have to disagree with the 'zero impact'.
LP12 / Renew / KK in Black / Tunebox full of cards / LK140 X2 / Klout on the Bass / Keltiks / lots of Silver Linn Cables / thick grey expensive cable under the floor boards AKA K600 -
Qnap/Twonky/Kinsky/Netgear and some other stuff I almost understand
Vintage untuned and slightly deaf ears !
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