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Our city is getting ready

  • Posted by howies
  • 30 April 2009

No matter what you think about the Olympics - what is done is done.  It may be a huge amount of money and the tax payer may have been a little mislead about how much it was going to cost.  But, what cannot be denied is that the Olympics are transforming East London.  Great swathes of disused land are slowly metamorphising into sweeping structures, bold statements, and beautiful lines.  Hopefully, by 2012 the UK will be fortunate to possess sporting facilities that can finally compete with the  rest of the world.  

I am really excited.  I am hoping that tickets will be made accessible to everyone and not just a privilaged few.  It really is an event for the people - something to get behind, enthuse about, and support.  World events, such as the Olympics, are a real opportunity to put aside differences, world problems, and bad economic forcasts.  For a few days a bunch of, mostly amateur, atheletes push the boundaries of human endurance for the simple recognition of being the best at something. 

The Telegraph newspaper is following the progress of building work through a series of ariel photographs.  Apparantly, they are going to keep updating them over the next three years.  I reckon it is well worth a look every month or two.

We would love to hear what you are most excited about seeing at the London Olympics.  I am pretty excited by the prospect of the high dive, BMX, and kayaking.  Oh, and also the rowing, cycling, field athletics.........................the list goes on.