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Old 07-06-2005, 07:09 AM
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olympics comes 2 London

London won 2012

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Old 07-06-2005, 08:23 AM
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I'll be a grandpa by then J/K.

That is cool, only like 7 years away.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:03 AM
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very cool. congrats london
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:50 AM
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I'll be a grandpa by then J/K.

That is cool, only like 7 years away.
Seriously, my adopted daughter will be 22. Her mom had her when she was 16 so if she's gonna be like her mother I very well may be a grandpa by then.

Congrats London! Sorry Ney York, heh.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:51 PM
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av it i going when its there
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:06 PM
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I don't want to be a sourpuss but I wonder how much this little lot is going to cost and who exactly is going to pay for it?

As we are having the G8 summit here at the moment discussing ways to end world poverty, would it not be better to spend the billions that the "Olympics" will cost on helping to abolish poverty?

Some "experts" say that London will benefit financially from this venture but I suspect as always it will cost more to stage than London will get back from it.

Just a thought or two of mine....

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Old 07-06-2005, 02:15 PM
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did u see the look on the frogs' faces


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Old 07-06-2005, 04:39 PM
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oooooh, here's a funny..
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:52 PM
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As we are having the G8 summit here at the moment discussing ways to end world poverty, would it not be better to spend the billions that the "Olympics" will cost on helping to abolish poverty?

Some "experts" say that London will benefit financially from this venture but I suspect as always it will cost more to stage than London will get back from it.
Trust me, you'll make your fair share with all the rich kids flying there to view all the games. Just think of the millions of people that will show up to watch events.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:48 PM
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everyone who lives in london is going to pay it, tax is going up by £1 for everyone who lives in london till 2012 to cover the costs
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:10 PM
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everyone who lives in london is going to pay it, tax is going up by £1 for everyone who lives in london till 2012 to cover the costs
not just london, all of UK
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:30 PM
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Its hard to make money of the olympic games, usually the games that make the profits are the ones that market themselves well and have a huge tourist influx in the years post the olympics. I believe sydney has profited many times over due to hosting the games in 2000.

IT also depends on the way you look at it, the stadiums and facilities that will be built for the olympics wont be demolished afterwards, so any money you make from sponorship, events and the like afterwards youcould count towards the profit the olympics brought, but then you have to count the maintinance aswell....

Good luck to London, if you ever needed something to unify as a nation behind this is it.
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:46 PM
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Well Im glad we won it, but even if we had'nt I would not give 2 hoots....lol
I have never watched the Olympics.... And it all depends if Im still around in 7 Years if I get to watch anyway....
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:08 AM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4653491.stm

Having found this article on the BBC's website this morning in my daily email from the beeb, I'm even more uncertain as what if any benefits we will get from hosting these "games"!

I also agree with Sal in his statement as I would not have cared had we not got the "olympics"!

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Old 07-07-2005, 08:09 AM
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will i wish everything for London U.K good luck with Olympic games in 2012 lol

besides the bill for it 4-8 billion pounds going to spend on this from your tax payers founds. i think it great you all footing the bill to make it so.

I'm am happier that the French did not get it.

you don't flame others who are trying to show good sportmen-ship, UK food taste good anyways.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:38 AM
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will i wish everything for London U.K good luck with Olympic games in 2012 lol

besides the bill for it 4-8 billion pounds going to spend on this from your tax payers founds. i think it great you all footing the bill to make it so.

I'm am happier that the French did not get it.

you don't flame others who are trying to show good sportmen-ship, UK food taste good anyways.
Thanks for the warm wishes Chief!!!!

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