I am part of a design team working on stuff for the bid. The recent Olympic commitee report suggested that there is a degree of apathy amongst Londoners- I am slightly biased, but find it hard to believe. Any thoughts?
Whilst the games could be good for London my main objection is the cost to Londoners via our council tax being increased. As RM points out i will benefit all of Britain and i believe it should not just be Londoners that foot the bill. Much of the facilities in the East of London will be far easily accessed by people in Essex than South London and yet they will not be contributing.
On the regeneration front I hope that if London gets the games it is local people that get the benefit and the Qlympic village for example is not sold off to the highest bidder to raise money for any losses that may be incurred.
I suspect, Dee & rm, that people living in remoter parts of rural Norfolk/Cumbria/Lancashire/Wales may disagree as to the benefits they are likely to get from the proposed games. People in those parts of Britain think that the country is London-centric at the best of times, amking them pay for Games that are played in London would only increase this view.
I suppose I'm pretty apathetic about the games. I should be very surprised if I were to go to see any of the activities.
i'd be surprised if most of us will get the opportunity to see the events. I feel that for all the benefits it will give most Londoners we are probably in the same position as someone in a remote community.
i guess i am a cynic rather than apathetic would rather see the money being used for schools hospitals etc