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July 06, 2005
News Just in!
Bad luck Paris - London is the home of the 2012 Olympics!
18 years ago
wow. (living in paris) i'm very surprised. this is great for london though.
There goes the neighbourhood.
Take that, Chirac! HA HA HA! Beans on toast for you!
New York Wins! New York Wins! No astounding, lingering debt, no additional security worries, no paralyzing gridlock (oh wait, they have that already)!
Every fule knows the Winter Olympics are the only interesting games - more chance of serious injury. We should have waited until the Gulf Stream collapsed, then we could have applied for them instead. Gone off half cocked, if you ask me...
i thought that said, "lingerie debt." my kind of games!
I had the same reaction as Deconstructo (and the same reaction when Houston missed them when I was living there). Good luck, London--and I won't be coming to visit then, either.
But immlass! I've got the scones in 'specially!
Suckers! You let the megalomaniac politicians earmark your taxes for the next 50 years. How does one spell "fiasco"? Remember the Dome, that's all I have to say.
I am happy for London and thrilled for New York. As someone who works two blocks from the proposed (and now blissfully dead) West Side Stadium, the 2012 Olympics were really starting to make me cranky.
This is just payback for not voting for the EU constitution, right?
I'm very happy for London. In my opinion, their plan seemed to have the most going for it, legacy-wise. Transportation infrastructure, an economic renaissance for some of the most run-down parts of the east end, and top-notch athletic facilities. And finally something done with that Dome. But I must admit that I was personally hoping that Paris would win... I'd love to visit London again, but for the next 7 years, the place is going to be torn up to realize the above improvements. I was actually thinking that the summer of 2012, with the Olympics in Paris would be the perfect time to go to a (probably) less-crowded London.
Is it too early to plan a MoFi London meetup for the same time? (Which reminds me -- I need to check out the 'accommodations offerred' page on the Wiki... DIBS ON LONDON MONKEYS OF THE FUTURE'S COUCHES!)
Let the construction cost overruns begin!
Maybe Paris lost it due to Chirac's big mouth:
"You can't trust people who cook as badly as that," French President Jacques Chirac reputedly said of the British. But Chirac and other leaders will feast on Scottish-French cuisine at the G8 summit in Scotland.
, managing director of London's
restaurant -- which specializes in Scottish-French cuisine -- responds to Chirac's comments.
Day to Day
Also heard on the radio today - some of the expected consequences of the
Olympic transformation of London's East End
(aka Beckham's "manor"). I have not been to the
but would like to see some parts of it.
Homecoming celebrations for the Olympic bid team cancelled due to "terrorist blasts"
French cry foul
IOC chiefs offer their sympathies over London blasts
gave London Games
Goatseed the BBC
IZ DED FRUM LAFFIN! I love how they left it up for, like, a full minute!
And like that, my faith in humanity is restored.
> Who Goatseed the BBC?
Sean Stayte did
Well, that's what you get with your stayte-run media.
Really, that almost deserves its own FPP.
BTW, I didn't realize that the London Olympic logo was so bad that
it actually triggers epileptic fits.
Oh, great. The London Olympic stadium is being built on a
Well, maybe that explains the mascots...
WTF are you supposed to be?
Wenlock and Mandeville: 'Cretinous infantilism'